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AMWUA: One for Water

Crane Co. provides free remediated groundwater to irrigate Goodyear's Community Park. Crane Co. provides free remediated groundwater to irrigate Goodyear’s Community Park.

By Kathleen Ferris

Two companies contain and clean contaminated groundwater under the Phoenix Goodyear Airport located in the west Valley. That’s not the only good news. Now both of these companies are saving the City of Goodyear $325,000 in irrigating costs each year. The companies give Goodyear enough clean water to irrigate the town’s largest park and its Cactus League-baseball training complex.

In March, the town council approved a partnership with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. The company pumps and treats groundwater under the guidance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. pumps out about 1,151 acre-feet per year of contaminated groundwater. (Large amounts of water are measured in acre-feet, the amount of water it takes to cover an acre in a foot of water or provide 2.5 households with enough water for a year.)…

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