Over 20 years ago, the Salt River Project filed lawsuits asking the courts to determine the water rights for the use of “surface water” in the Gila River System, including the Verde River and its tributaries. In response to this threat to continued use of water in our community, the Verde Valley Water Users (VVWU) was incorporated to inform and assist the membership in matters pertaining to the general adjudication. As the only claimant organization of small water users in the state, the VVWU’s attorney was appointed to the trial Court’s complex litigation Steering Committee. This provides the VVWU with the opportunity to participate in the Adjudication Steering Committee and receive copies of all motions, briefs, and Superior and Supreme Court orders.


"I strongly urge all Verde Valley property owners to support Verde Valley Water Users, Inc. The challenges facing the Valley are too much for any individual. Together we can make a difference! - Chip Davis
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors
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