Water wars: Are hundreds of residents going to go thirsty north of Phoenix?
The hushed desert surrounding New River north of Phoenix charms residents, but a water war erupting within the unincorporated community is threatening the peace.
Hundreds of residents are slated to lose affordable access to privately hauled drinking water at the end of the year because of a city of Phoenix crackdown on water haulers refilling from city fire hydrants.
Meanwhile, families who own wells are anxiously watching groundwater levels drop as population growth sucks the already shallow aquifer dry.
"Frustration is an understatement. Anger is a better word," said New River... read more
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