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Tucson partners with Phoenix to ensure water supply

As Lake Mead hits its lowest point in almost 85 years, Arizona's two largest cities are taking steps to bank water for a not-so-rainy day. Phoenix and Tucson have formed a partnership that will store excess water from Phoenix's Central Arizona Project allotment in Tucson.
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Oct 2, 2014, 12:10 pm
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As long as Phoenix has to deposit “wet water” before it can take it out, and can’t take out more than they store, I don’t have a problem with this.

They should pay our pumping costs, however.

By storing it in Tucson, rather than Phoenix, they are pumping water up-hill an extra 1500’ to get it here.  I wonder if Federal Taxpayers are paying for part of the pumping costs.

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