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Flagstaff to get more than $1M to improve water management

An aerial view of Flagstaff, Arizona
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An aerial view of Flagstaff, Arizona.

The city of Flagstaff will receive more than $1 million in grants to improve how it manages its water.

The money will come in four installments from the Water Conservation Grant Fund, a program established by the state Legislature last year.

It includes $750,000 to update old water meters with ultrasonic ones, as well as money to build out computer models of the city’s local watersheds and groundwater resources.

Fronteras Desk senior editor Michel Marizco is an award-winning investigative reporter based in Flagstaff.