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Historic agreement adds surface water to Goodyear’s sources

Post Date:01/24/2017 9:15 AM

For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer       
Office:  623-882-7053
amy.bolton@goodyearaz.gov 

 

 

 

Historic agreement adds surface water to Goodyear’s sources

 

City partners with SRP to expand its water portfolio

 

Goodyear, Ariz. (Jan. 24, 2017) –The City Council approved a historic water agreement with Salt River Project (SRP) at its Monday meeting. The partnership brings, for the first time, surface water deliveries to Goodyear.

“Water is such a vital part of the future of our city and the quality of life we enjoy today,” remarked Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with SRP.”

Under the terms of the agreement, which must also be approved by the SRP Board at its Feb. 6 meeting, the city will be able to connect to the SRP system. Goodyear will start receiving approximately 8 million gallons of water per day beginning in 2020 – 2021 as part of phase one of the agreement. At phase two of the agreement, in approximately 15 to 20 years, Goodyear will receive 16 million gallons of water per day. Funding for the $106 million project will be primarily from development over the next 20 years including: $65 million from impact fees; $26 million from operational changes; $10 million from construction sales tax and $5 million from user rates. The agreement with SRP is a result of a staff search to find the most reliable source of water.

For more information, call the Public Works Department at 623-932-3010.

 

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About Salt River Project (SRP)
Annually, SRP is the Phoenix metropolitan’s largest supplier of water, delivering nearly 800,000 acre-feet of water to a 240,000-acre service area in the Valley from a reservoir system that feeds an extensive water-delivery network comprising 1,265 miles of canals, laterals and smaller channels. The delivery network carries water to valley municipalities as well as agricultural and urban water users. SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers.

 

About Goodyear
As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, the city of Goodyear is poised to rapidly add to the current population of 77,776. Set in the West Valley of metropolitan Phoenix, the city encompasses 191 square miles that is only 10 percent built out. Home to a strong, educated and skilled workforce, Goodyear is well-positioned for growth. Featuring an ideal location, major transportation corridors – Interstate 10 and State Route 303 – reliable infrastructure, abundant land and a low cost of living, Goodyear has already attracted many major employers including Amazon, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Subzero and the Michael Lewis Company. As the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians, fans from across the country flock to catch the exciting action at Goodyear Ballpark. A thriving healthcare corridor, anchored by Abrazo West Campus and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, serves not only the community but the entire region. Supported by a strong median household income of $69,078 and a median age of 36.7 years, the diverse retail, dining and recreation options offer residents choices to enjoy and support the local community. According to the most recent satisfaction survey, 93 percent of residents rate Goodyear as a good/excellent place to live.

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