Arizona Will Face Water Crisis If Nothing Is Done

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Editor:

Please read the following information and assist us to make changes to the existing status quo.

Over 80 percent of the state, large subdivisions with hundreds of thousands of houses can be built, even if the state declares the water supply of the region to be inadequate.

One example of this is the 160,000 homes planned as bedroom communities for Las Vegas in Mohave County, Ariz. that are being built on limited water supplies.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona is at the epicenter of areas that will face a potential water supply crisis by 2025 -- meaning existing water supplies may not be adequate to meet demands for people, agriculture or the environment.

Arizona's decision makers have the power to ensure an adequate local, clean supply of water by stopping developers from building beyond the limits of a sustainable water supply. Our water should be conserved, used efficiently and restored wherever it is taken out of our water supply.

Rhoda R. McGuire, Snowflake

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