CAP will soon begin construction of Phase 5 of the Communication Cable Replacement Project. This final phase includes installing fiber optic cable along CAP’s Black Mountain and Tucson Reach 6 pipelines and transects both private and tribal lands along a 15-mile corridor.

By Chuck Cullom, CAP Colorado River Program Manager


Arizona is in its 17th year of drought, but could salty water be the answer to the state’s water woes? I am part of the Desalination Committee of the Governor’s Water Augmentation Council and we are exploring the potential to use desalination technology to address water needs across the state.



Yesterday, the utility owners of the Navajo Generating Station made the decision not to continue operating the plant after 2019.  This decision does not come as a surprise to CAP, nor is it expected to impact the delivery of CAP water.


Wheeling, firming and exchanges aren’t words Central Arizona Project (CAP) throws around lightly, but those three words are the basis of an historic agreement recently signed by Central Arizona Project and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The “CAP System Use Agreement” increases the reliability and flexibility of the state’s single largest renewable water supply by creating a legal framework to allow wheeling, firming and exchanges in the CAP system. 


Liberty Utilities and Central Arizona Project (CAP) have built the state's first public-private reclaimed-water recharge facility, the Liberty Aquifer Replenishment Facility (LARF) in Goodyear, which commenced operation in early 2017. The ground-breaking partnership is a win-win; CAP gets an affordable 100-year water supply for the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District (CAGRD) and Liberty Utilities gets a cost-effective way to manage their effluent in a sustainable manner that provides multiple benefits to their customers.

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