It is no secret that most of us in Arizona live in a desert where water is precious. Many areas of our state have been smart in conservation efforts, others not so much. As the Ranking Member of Senate Natural Resources, Energy and Water Committee, I joked that maybe the secret for getting wonderful rain today in Phoenix was that I had my car washed yesterday. Senator Otondo, Reps. Gonzales and Benally agreed to get their cars washed in a rotation for much needed rain. It would be so sweet if that would work. We have been talking water, water, and water all session. Because we face serious issues with the Lake Mead levels, I thought I would suggest a PERSONAL/FAMILY/VOLUNTARY pre-Drought Contingency Plan. When I moved to AZ in 2004, the first water conservation effort was to put a 5-gallon bucket in the shower. The accumulated water is then used to flush the toilet or water house plants. Back in NJ we had floods and droughts and in time of droughts we always heard the PSA “If it is yellow, let it mellow. If it is brown, flush it down.” I don’t recall hearing that message in AZ. Tomorrow in NREW, my SCM 1012 Nogales Wastewater Fairness act is being heard. apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/456374 I never thought that wastewater would be such an important part of my life, but it is. Please share your hints for saving water and entities are encouraged to share links for water saving suggestions. Contact your county, city, town, or local organizations for water saving suggestions. We are all in this together and a little effort by each person will add up. Thank you! ...
Wishing a Happy Valentine's day to family, friends & supporters. A special shout out to volunteers and others who fight for seniors, children and the vulnerable. Thinking of all of you who stand up to protect our fragile AZ environment. You make this a better world to live in. ...
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