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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Community Partners Bringing CAP Water to Sahuarita

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Freeport-McMoRan for Farmers Investment Company (FICO) and JPAR for SICAN Inc./Community Water of Green Valley are bringing Central Arizona Project (CAP) water to Sahuarita.  As part of this effort, FICO and JPAR have partnered to place their pipelines in a joint trench along Pima Mine Road. Public Works provided an update of both projects at the March 25, 2019 Town Council Meeting  (Presentation PDF).

FICO is working to extend the CAP pipeline for irrigation water. This irrigation water will have the added effect of recharging groundwater and offsetting the need to pump groundwater.  JPAR is working to ensure a future supply of drinking water to the area.   This project is also known as Project RENEWS. Water levels in the aquifers in the Santa Cruz region are declining and Community Water is working to halt the water table decline in the Upper Santa Cruz area. As such, they have commissioned the design of a water delivery system that could transport its CAP water allocation from the CAP terminus, at Pima Mine Road and I-19, to a Community Water recharge basin. To learn more about Project RENEWS visit the Community Water of Green Valley webpage.

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