Bill Konopnicki, who represents District 5 in Arizona, said he wants to see a pipeline built to bring a reliable source of water to Payson, Pine and Strawberry.
He said a more reliable source of water would likely help bring more economic growth to the area. A pipeline to Payson would be one of his goals if he runs and is elected to represent the 1st Congressional District in Arizona, he said.
Konopnicki announced last week that he is forming an exploratory committee, to decide if he will run for the office.
Konopnicki said he believes he is the right person for the job.
"I have lived in rural Arizona for 36 years and understand the issues of our rural communities," he said.