Public Meetings to Explain Rural Domestic Water Improvement District (DWID) Proposal

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In a series of public meetings, the community group New River/Desert Hills Water will explain a proposal to develop a Domestic Water Improvement District (DWID), which could work with government agencies and utilities to secure water rights and deliver water to residents.

A petition process allowing residents to join the DWID at no cost will close at the end of May 2018, organizers said. Residents can sign the petition at any of the meetings.

The proposal stems from knowledge that the aquifer under New River and Desert Hills has been dropping for decades, that some wells have gone dry, and the as-yet-unresolved situation in which the City of Phoenix plans to stop allowing its water to be hauled to rural residents, while EPCOR’s plans for a new water-hauling station have been stalled by permitting issues.

Community Meetings

Formal presentations will be made, followed by a Q&A session. At these meetings, each attendee 18 and up will get a free raffle ticket. Raffle prizes include 2,000-gallon loads of water delivered by area water haulers.

Crossroads Christian Fellowship Baptist Church
42425 N. New River Road., New River
Saturday, April 28, 3–6 p.m.
Thursday, May 10, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.–noon

One-on-One Informational Meetings

One or two volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.

Crossroads Christian Fellowship Baptist Church
42425 N. New River Rd. New River
Thursday, April 19, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. (info table at Cars & Coffee event)

Tuesday, May 8, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Kiwanis Park Community Yard Sale
48606 N. 17th Ave., New River
Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Planning Meetings

First half-hour is a Q&A Session. Working/planning meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. (everyone is invited to stay).

Crossroads Christian Fellowship Baptist Church
Sunday, April 22, 4-6 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 4-6 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 4-6 p.m.

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