Board approves two System Conservation projects for the benefit of Lake Mead, as well as Water Quality Guidance Document for the introduction of non-CAP water into the CAP system
The Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors (CAWCD) convened on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 for its August 2021 Board meeting. CAWCD Board President Terry Goddard called the meeting to order with the majority of the Board Members in-person and the remainder participating virtually. This was the first time the CAWCD Board has convened in the Board Room at CAP Headquarters since March 2020. The public was invited to watch via livestream and to provide public comment via the Board’s online “Blue Card.”
The meeting began with a resolution honoring Robert S. (Bob) Lynch for his more than 50 years in private practice and with the United States Department of Justice, providing legal and legislative services for and relating to the Central Arizona Project. This was followed by a formal welcome to the CAP team for former U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman.
The Board took the following actions:
- Revocation of Member Service Area Agreement Between CAWCD and Metropolitan Domestic Water Improvement District
- Discussion and Consideration of Action to Approve Reclamation DCP 2021 System Conservation Project with Gila River Indian Community
- Discussion and Consideration of Action to Approve 2021-2024 Interstate System Conservation Project with CAWCD, Reclamation, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Southern Nevada Water Authority
- Discussion and Consideration of Action to Approve the NIA Subcontract Between the United States and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District in its capacity as the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District
- Discussion and Consideration of Action to Approve Water Quality Guidance Document (and to continue to consult with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and other stakeholders as projects are implemented)
On the consent agenda, the Board approved an Equipment Purchase Contract for West Plant Discharge Valves.
Finally, the Board heard presentations on:
The CAWCD Board of Directors is a popularly elected, 15-member board. Ten members are from Maricopa County, four from Pima County and one from Pinal. Members serve six-year, unpaid terms. The board typically meets publicly the first Thursday of each month to establish policy and set rates and taxes for CAP.