"Not My Job" guest Stewart Copeland, composer and drummer for the Police, with panelists Adam Felber, Faith Salie and Mike Birbiglia.
Report Warns Of Looming Water Crisis In Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — State water officials are warning that Arizona must start looking into other drinking water sources or face a crisis as soon as 25 years from now.
The Arizona Daily Star said that a new report conducted by the Arizona Department of Water Resources predicts water shortfalls of up to 900,000 acre-feet a year by 2050 as the population grows. The agency advises several possible solutions, including building a water desalination plant.
Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin said he hopes lawmakers will approve legislation to set up a loan program offering $30 million for water infrastructure and up to $100 million over the next few years.
The report was commissioned by Gov. Jan Brewer. Andrew Wilder, a spokesman for Brewer, said she is not supporting any particular solution at this point.