Goddard is one of three incumbents running for reelection this year, including current CAWCD Board President Lisa Atkins and Heather Macre.
Goddard said part of the problem underlying the dearth of attention paid to the CAWCD board is that complexity.
LARGE REGIONAL WHOLESALE SUPPLIER: CAWCD distributes approximately 1.5 million acre-feet (MAF) of water annually through the Central Arizona Project (CAP).
Payments from customers must be received prior to water delivery or CAWCD has the right to withhold water delivery.
CAWCD was created by the Arizona legislature in 1971 to operate the CAP and repay the federal government for construction costs.
The CAWCD and the USBR entered into a Master Repayment Agreement that governs CAWCD's rights to operate, deliver water and collect revenues from the project and repay the federal government for reimbursable costs of the CAP.
The project is part of a water conservation project developed by CAWCD, which owns a 336-mile canal that distributes Colorado River water to a large part of Arizona.
told CAWCD they could do the job for $125,000 less if they were allowed to use HDPE--the owner became intrigued.
This is where HDPE has a distinct advantage over other piping materials and why CAWCD decided to use the pipe.
The Tonopah Desert Recharge Project is part of a water conservation project developed by CAWCD, which owns a 336-mile canal that distributes Colorado River Water to a large part of Arizona.
told CAWCD they could do the job for $125,000 less if they were allowed to use HDPE, the pipeline owner became intrigued.
"We know that we are not going to have long-term maintenance problems with the pipe," said Darin Francom, engineering resources supervisor for CAWCD. "It's a bury-it-and-forget-about-it type of pipe."