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Goodyear Invests in Water Future

Post Date:11/01/2019 10:37 AM

As one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, Goodyear understands the importance of treating and delivering the desert’s most precious resource.

That’s why the groundbreaking of the new water treatment facility in Goodyear is such a major milestone for the community.

“We would not be able to grow without water. We all know how important it is to us as a community, and investing in Goodyear’s water future has been very important to the councils of the past, but it’s certainly very important to this city council,” said Goodyear Vice Mayor Bill Stipp.

The project will connect Goodyear to its Colorado River water allocation through the Salt River Project canal system, which will deliver eight million gallons of water per day to the new facility.

Currently, all of Goodyear’s water supply is groundwater. That will change when the six-mile water pipeline and treatment facility begins operation in late 2021, as the city will treat and deliver surface water for the first time.

“Having the infrastructure ready is very important and it allows us to continue to grow without concern. It gives us the ability to build the community we all want,” Stipp said. “Our future is certainly very bright as we go forward.”

Groundbreaking Ceremonial Photo