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Extension Water Quality Programs & Issues
The Arizona Water Quality Program supports six of the eight National Extension Water Quality Themes. Below each theme are the issues that Arizona Extension faculty and staff are addressing. Also in the list below is a summary of water quality activities by county.
bulletAnimal Manure & Waste Management
bullet Drinking Water & Human Health
Groundwater quality
Private-well monitoring
Pharmaceuticals (in groundwater)
Quality of recharge
Community wastewater effluent
Septic systems / Transfer Inspection Program
bullet Environmental Restoration
Riparian habitat degradation
Relationship to water supply and quality (instream flows)
Surface/groundwater connection
bulletWater Conservation & Agricultural Water Management
Water appropriation
Groundwater quantity, overdrafting
Agricultural water quality issues
Water conservation in and around home
bulletWatershed Management
Agricultural contributions to surface water quality
Escape of animal and human wastes into water courses during flood events
Pharmaceuticals (in surface water)
Stormwater management awareness
Integrated water/watershed management for arid/semi-arid watersheds
bulletCommunity Involvement
Collaborations with Indian Tribes/Nations regarding water issues at all levels, including management, conservation, pollution, preservation (of culture), and policy
Support and partner/collaborate with watershed groups
bulletAZ County Water Quality Activities

Website is maintained by: Dr. Kitt Farrell-Poe
Site last updated: 21-Jan-2004

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