Buckeye to spend M on groundwater rights

The Buckeye City Council approved the spending of $80 million on a lot with groundwater rights for fiscal year 2023 during a special meeting Monday...

January 31, 2023
5:34 AM

The Buckeye City Council approved the spending of $80 million on a lot with groundwater rights for fiscal year 2023 during a special meeting Monday.After meeting in an executive session for over two hours, the City Council voted to approve the purchase. Essentially, the council's decision authorizes the city manager to deliver the purchase agreement on behalf of Buckeye and move forward with buying the land. Buckeye will purchase the land from Harquahala Valley Landowners, LLC. Environment: Arizona says developers lack groundwater for big growth dreams in the desert west of PhoenixIn the purchase agreement, Buckeye will gain 592,592 acre-feet of groundwater and is authorized to withdraw a maximum of 5,926 acre-feet per year over a minimum period of 100 years.

Alexandra Hardle