By Dillon Fuhrman
Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema announced a new program funded through a $4 billion in drought resiliency.
For further context, this newly-created program, under the Inflation Reduction Act, is titled the Lower Colorado River Basin System Conservation and Efficiency Program.
Equally important, this program will select projects to mitigate drought, protect important natural resources and ensure a reliable source of water and power for communities across Arizona.
“Today’s announcement represents a productive step forward and I’ll continue working to advance long and short-term solutions to secure Arizona’s water future,” said Sinema.
Additionally, the program has three components, two of which are open for proposal submissions from October 12 to November 21.
Not only that, they also require confirmation of water conservation and system benefits.
Furthermore, the first component consists of applicants submitting their proposals for system conservation. There is also a three different set prices:
Next, the program will accept proposals for additional water conservation and efficiency projects, involving a variety of pricing options.
Finally, the program will allow proposals to be submitted in early 2023 for long-term system efficiency improvements. This will result in a multi-year system conservation.
If you would like to read more about this program, then click here.