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1 Ak-Chin Water Cycle Water, Wastewater & Reuse Joni Ashton, WWTO Ak-Chin Indian Community Environmental Protection Dept./Public Works

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3 Comprised of 21,850 acres 703 Community Members Governed by a five member Council Ak-Chin place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground Enterprises –Ak-Chin Farms –Casino/Resort –Vekol Commissary Industrial Park –Farabes Meats –Golden State Irrigation –Hickmans Egg Ranch

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5 Surface Water Four perennial washes –Vekol –Smith –Santa Cruz –Santa Rosa

6 Surface Water Water Rights Settlement Act (1984) –75,000 acre feet per year Capacity 80 acre feet or 26 million gallons Laterals

7 Ak-Chin Community Water System Constructed in 1986 with IHS funds Initial capacity of 400,000 gallons Additional construction in 2002 with IHS funds Total capacity of 900,000 Serves 300+ homes Monthly and annual water quality testing Ground Water

8 Industrial Park Water System 550,000 gallon capacity Serves light industrial businesses Ground Water

9 Ak-Chin Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase 1 online Summer of ,000 gallon capacity Activated sludge, extended aeration

10 Ak-Chin Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase 2 online Summer ,000 gallon capacity Activated sludge, extended aeration

11 Ak-Chin Wastewater Treatment Laboratory

12 Reuse Future project Irrigation and water for non edible vegetation within the Community Million gallon storage capacity

13 Environmental Project Removed approximately 250 Salt Cedar Trees Planted 93 Cottonwood poles around pond and finger areas Reduce nitrate Reintroduce native species Increase habitat area

14 Before Salt Cedar Removal

15 After Removal with Cottonwood

16 Joni Ashton, Wastewater Treatment Operator Ak-Chin Indian Community Environmental Protection Department Phone: (520) Fax: (520)


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