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Earth Matters / AWSA – JPA Update

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Earth Matters co-producer and Upper Gila Watershed Alliance Executive Director Donna Stevens interviews Allyson Siwik, another Earth Matters co-producer and Executive Director of the Gila Conservation Coalition.

They discuss the May 15 iteration of the Joint Powers Agreement to form the NM CAP (Central Arizona Project) Entity that will be responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the billion dollar Gila River diversion project.   The JPA commits local governments to issue bonds, levy taxes and assess user fees to pay for the NM Unit and closes the door on additional AWSA funding for cost-effective non-diversion alternatives that can meet southwest New Mexico’s future water needs at a fraction of the cost of a diversion. Today’s show discusses what’s at stake as our local communities consider signing on to the agreement.


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