Water as we talk in terms of growth, habitat protection and it is probably the limiting natural resource in this valley and region. Sustainability was drafted into the groundwater proposal in 1980 and it required all of the Active Management Areas of Arizona to achieve a safe deal within 45 years after balance of plan. The groundwater code had a very unique way to meet the assured water supply requirements. Before you can subdivide property you have to show that there is adequate water supply for 100 years.
- Pima County's Water: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan