Kelly, Sinema Secure Over $10 Million to Strengthen Water Availability, Safety in Pinal County

Historic Kelly and Sinema-shaped infrastructure and climate laws provide more than $10 million to strengthen Pinal County water supply amid record drought conditions

Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema and announced a total of $10,149,581 in funds to increase water availability, ensure safe drinking water, and strengthen drought resiliency in Stanfield, Arizona amid record drought conditions in the region.  

The investments were delivered through the WaterSMART Drought Resiliency Program, funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly, as well as the historic climate and energy law Kelly and Sinema helped shape to address key Arizona priorities like water availability.  

“Pinal County families shouldn’t have to worry about the safety and reliability of their water supply,” said Kelly. “These investments will help ensure Arizonans have access to clean, safe drinking water while also improving drought resiliency for Pinal County farmers.”  

“We’re making direct investments in Arizona’s water future – lowering costs and providing peace of mind for families now while ensuring a resilient water supply for generations to come,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law.  

The Arizona Water Company, Stanfield’s only source of drinking water, will receive $9,114,490 to remove dangerous contaminants that threaten public health like nitrate and arsenic from Stanfield’s community water system – ensuring safe drinking water for the community.  

Additionally, the Maricopa Stanfield Irrigation and Drainage District, located in Pinal County, will receive a total of $1,035,091 to construct two new wells increasing water availability by a total of approximately 4,000 acre-feet in water short years.  

With a focus on growing concern for drought conditions in Western states like Arizona, Kelly and Sinema increased funding for WaterSMART grants by $400 million in their bipartisan infrastructure law to allow for investments like today’s.