The Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board met Thursday, Sept. 1 at CAP Headquarters in north Phoenix. The Board approved five agreements for compensated conservation in 2022 between CAWCD, the United States and: the cities of Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson and ASARCO. It is the intent of these parties that the water conserved through these agreements will count toward the 2 to 4 MAF of contributions identified by Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Touton as being necessary to protect the Colorado River system.
In a related item, the Board also voted to use the extraordinary cost reserves to offset 50% of the fixed OM&R rate impact from the adoption of these system conservation agreements.
In addition, the Board approved several items on the consent agenda:
- Contract for CISCO Licenses and Maintenance
- Job Order Construction Contract for the Check Valve Replacement Project at Black Mountain and Snyder Hill Pumping Plants
- Job Order Construction Contract for Condition Based Monitoring at Twin Peaks, Sandario, Brawley, and San Xavier Pumping Plants
- Exchange Implementation Agreement Among CAWCD, City of Tucson and City of Phoenix
Finally, the Board heard the following presentations:
- Report on ASU/CAP/NASA Project on Long-Range Scenario Modeling of the Colorado River Basin
- Colorado River Discussions
- Colorado River Conditions
- 2022 Water Operations and 2023 Outlook
- Report on Maintenance Outage Planning Process and Results from 2022 Summer Outage
- Proposed System Conservation Projects for 2023
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. Meetings are open to the public – in person and via livestream.
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