KINGMAN — The county supervisors on Monday will again discuss a proposed county ordinance dealing with reclaimed water.
District 5 Sup. Steve Moss of Fort Mohave said at a previous meeting that unless the Southwest sees significant precipitation to relieve the decades-old drought, the Phoenix and Southern California urban areas will see water shortages by 2017 with Mohave County impacted by shortages the following year.
The proposed ordinance would not affect residential homes but would deal with reclaimed water for agricultural, irrigation, manufacturing or landscaping uses.
In other action, the supervisors will hear another update on Mohave County’s appeal of a decision to transfer water rights to a Bagdad mine. The Arizona Department of Water Resources rejected the county’s objection to transferring water rights from the Planet Ranch to a copper mine in Yavapai County.
The Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2014 allows the transfer of Planet Ranch and Lincoln Ranch water rights, located along the Bill Williams River in the eastern part of the county, to a Freeport-McMoRan copper mine in Bagdad.
The board will also vote to reappoint Karen Flenniken to the Mohave County Library Citizens Advisory Board representing District 2. Her term would start March 4 and expire March 3, 2017.
The board also will be asked to allow the county’s Environmental Rural Clean-up Enforcement program to offer a $500 reward to provide information leading to the arrest of anyone who commits illegal dumping.
County staff pulled an item to discuss the development of a U.S. Bicycle Route 66 that includes almost 48 miles of Oatman Highway from near Kingman to Topock.
The board of supervisors will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the county administration building, 700 W. Beale St. in Kingman.