Water's not a problem: President Trump says there's lots of water - it's called rain.
Yesterday in the Rose Garden, President Trump talked about a lot of things including dishwashers, and the abundance of water "in most places".
“We made it so dishwashers now have a lot more water and in many places -- in most places of the country, water's not a problem, they don't know what to do with it. It's called rain. They don't have a problem,"
President Trump, July 16, 2020
Here's a fact: there is a problem, a crisis of groundwater availability in the Willcox basin in southeast Arizona. View my thoughts and some possible solutions in a 90 second video.
In the video I propose, if elected, to reintroduce four bills that would:
Require large commercial wells throughout the state to have meters installed to monitor water use.
Allow rural areas that counties declare as threatened to opt in to metering wells in groundwater basins.
Expand existing rules to require developers of subdivisions to certify an adequate 100-year water supply to cover all areas of the state.
Change rules for creating INA (irrigation non-expansion areas) to make it easier to limit well drilling.