Pipeline To Link Goodyear To Its Water
The city of Goodyear is breaking ground on a new water pipeline to get access to surface water.
The city is entitled to 10,742 acre feet a year of Colorado River water and leases 7,000 acre feet a year from the Gila River Indian Community.
An acre-foot is 325,851 gallons, enough to supply a family of four for a year.
But at the moment, Goodyear can’t get all those acre-feet because it doesn't have a way to pipe the water to its treatment plant. The city currently uses only groundwater.
Goodyear starts building that much-needed pipeline on Friday. Upon completion in 2021, the city says it’ll get 8 million gallons of surface water daily. And that, the mayor says, will allow for more development.
The pipeline, along with a new surface water treatment plant, will cost $129 million.