The Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board met Thursday, Oct. 5 in Tucson for its annual Pima County meeting. The meeting kicked off with a presentation from General Manager Brenda Burman highlighting outreach with stakeholders, fall outage work, last month’s energy auction and a unique approach to weed control in the recharge basins – goats!
The Board voted to approve an agreement for compensated conservation between CAWCD, the United States and Spanish Trail Water Company. In May, the Board approved similar agreements with eight CAP subcontractors totaling approximately 140,000 acre-feet per year for 2023-2025. This additional conservation brings the total to just over 147,000 acre-feet over the same time period.
On consent agenda, the Board approved a construction contract for the Check Valve Replacement Project at the Black Mountain and Snyder Hill Pumping Plants. After a presentation by the Finance, Audit and Power Committee chair Alex Arboleda, the Board approved the AEPCO Metered Sub-System Agreement and Energy Management Services Agreement, an update of current power-related agreements.
The Board also heard a presentation regarding Colorado River conditions.
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 County. 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. Meetings are open to the public – in person and via livestream.
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