Meeting highlights Pinal Groundwater Stakeholder Group as a “virtual trip” to Pinal County
The Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors (CAWCD) convened virtually on Thursday, April 1 2021 for its April 2021 board meeting. The meeting was called to order by CAWCD Board President Terry Goddard and the public was invited to watch the livestream and to provide public comment via the Board’s online “Blue Card.” This CAWCD Board meeting was held virtually in accordance with CAP’s headquarters closure to keep employees safe and water flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Historically, the April CAWCD Board meeting is held in Pinal County. Since that wasn’t possible due to the remote format, Board members were instead virtually transported to Pinal County via video and a presentation regarding the Pinal Groundwater Stakeholder Group.
No actions, other than to approve the last meeting’s minutes, were taken today. However, the Board did hear several presentations:
- Preparedness for Interruption of Electrical Supply
- Water Quality Guidance Document
- Colorado River Conditions
- Agreement between CAWCD and the Bureau of Reclamation Regarding the 242 Well Field and Pipeline Conservation Project
- Bureau of Reclamation’s Efforts and Plans to Achieve Drought Contingency Plan Contributions
- Preparation for Possibility of Tier One Shortage in 2022
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.