Water and energy are directly connected. It takes water to make power, and power to move water. Central Arizona Project (CAP), the largest supplier of renewable water in central and southern Arizona, is also the largest power user in Arizona. How does CAP address these energy needs in a way that ensures both reliable supplies and efficient operations? CAP is making answers and information available at a new web site: http://www.capsmartenergy.com/.
The new web site, which launches on Monday, March 8, is designed to educate the public on critical issues concerning the types and costs of energy used by CAP. The site features articles, videos, announcements of upcoming events, recent news and links to more information. Visitors have the opportunity to sign up for e-mail updates and can access contact information for State and Federal legislators.
Energy issues and how they impact water resources will affect the future of Arizona. CAP's leadership thinks the public should be well informed on the changing issues affecting water management and delivery.
So stop by CAPSmartEnergy and take a look around. The issues are critical to Arizona and its residents.
CAP is the steward of central Arizona's Colorado River water entitlement and a collaborative leader in Arizona's water community. The 336-mile-long CAP system brings about 1.5 million acre-feet of renewable Colorado River water to its customers -- cities, businesses, agriculture and Indian communities -- in Pima, Pinal and Maricopa counties. An acre-foot of water is about 326,000 gallons.