Water Use It Wisely Website Features Guest Blog on Santa Cruz River Heritage Project

The Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, a plan to discharge reclaimed water into the river just south of downtown, is spotlighted in a guest blog on the Water Use It Wisely website.

James MacAdam, superintendent of public information and conservation at Tucson Water, writes about the City of Tucson project to create a regular flow of reclaimed water in the Santa Cruz River that will percolate into the riverbed and enter the aquifer. Currently, most discharge into the river occurs on Tucson’s far northwest side limiting recovery of this resource. The new flow will support native vegetation, attract wildlife, and help spark economic development.

The target launch date is June 24, which is also El Día de San Juan, the traditional start of the summer monsoon and the birthday of the patron saint of water.