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Goodyear OKs Agreement With SRP To Bring Water Into City

In the southwest Valley, cities are looking ahead to keep development on its upward trend.

The Goodyear City Council just approved an agreement with Salt River Project to bring surface water into the city for the first time.

The city’s water supply comes only from groundwater wells, so officials say this agreement will provide more water from reliable sources.

Goodyear won’t connect to the SRP canals for several years, but once the system is in place, 8 million gallons of water a day will be pumped into the city.

The water that will be pumped is Central Arizona Project water Goodyear is allotted, and will go through a future water treatment plant.

Officials expect development to keep expanding and will use development fees to help fund the $106 million project.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been revised to provide more details about the source of the water. 

Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.