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Determining what is, and is not, an “aircraft” is so important because it determines whether it falls under the purview of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). If it does, then it is held to the same standard as traditional manned aircraft and must comply with all of the same requirements. 

Upon initial review, defining “uncrewed aircraft” seems to be intuitive and somewhat self-explanatory. However, with close examination and careful thought what is and is not “uncrewed” becomes less clear. For example, what if there is not a pilot in the aircraft but the aircraft is being flown by a
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Uncrewed Aircraft are Aircraft-

Determining what is, and is not, an “aircraft” is so important because it determines whether it falls under the purview of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). If it does, then it is held to the same standard as traditional manned aircraft and must comply with all of the same requirements. 

Upon initial review, defining “uncrewed aircraft” seems to be intuitive and somewhat self-explanatory. However, with close examination and careful thought what is and is not “uncrewed” becomes less clear. For example, what if there is not a pilot in the aircraft but the aircraft is
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Arizona Association of Realtors (AAR).  Arizona Association of Realtors is the largest trade Association in Arizona, representing more than 40,000 Arizona Realtors subscribing to the strict code of ethics outlined by the National Association of Realtors. In addition to providing a number of benefits and services, AAR is dedicated to the protection of private property rights and the best interests of Arizona realtors in legislation and strives to provide the best and most current legal information and education available.

Active Management Areas (AMA). Five geographic areas designated by the Arizona Groundwater Code (1980) requiring active management of groundwater. Each AMA
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The Arizona Department of Water Resources (“ADWR”) regulates the abandonment of wells in Arizona. ADWR’s well abandonment rules require that well abandonment be accomplished “through filling or sealing the well so as to prevent the well, including the annular space outside the casing, from being a channel allowing the vertical movement of water.”
Overview of the Well Abandonment Process
The first step to properly abandoning a water well is to file a pre-abandonment notice with the ADWR. A.A.C. R12-15-816(B), (E) and (F).
standard abandonment method
There are two overarching ways in which a well can be abandoned. First, through the
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The term Community Water System refers to any water system that serves 15 or more service connections (a.k.a. “hook-ups”) or that serves 25 or more residents. They are subject to water quality standards and more stringent reporting requirements. (See A.R.S. §§ 45-341 to 343). Community water systems are also regulated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality whereas a typical shared well is not.

Community Water Systems are divided into two distinct categories: large and small water systems. A large water system is defined as one that serves more than 1,850 residents.

annual use water reports

In Arizona, the users
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  • BENEFITS OF DRONE USE IN AGRICULTURE
  • The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) in commercial farming is increasingly profitable. UAVs are used in pest control, monitor crop health, and create plans specific to a field. Drones help farmers get the most productivity from every square inch of a farm. When it comes to UAVs, your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what is possible.

    Drone technology can make farmers more efficient by helping them locate problem spots in vast fields or ranchlands. Increased efficiency could mean lower costs for consumers and less impact on the environment
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    If your water comes from shared well that is not located on your property you should be concerned with what defines your legal right to the water. For most people, the answer is in the words written in your well share agreement. All groundwater withdraws in Arizona must come from a water well that was permitted by the Arizona Department of water resources. Owning the land free and clear, or owning an undivided interest in the land or having an easement right does not give you the right to extract groundwater. That comes only from a permitted well.

    Drilling and
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    Is it Possible to Get Out of a Shared Well Agreement?

    Before addressing the question of how to cancel a well share agreement, let’s first explore how well share agreements are created.

    Well share agreements are simply written contracts entered into by people sharing water from the same well. Like most agreements, they can be modified, amended, or terminated if certain rules are met.

    Most shared well agreements explain the process of amending or cancelling. They will often say something like, “This agreement can only be modified in writing and with the approval of a majority of the parties.”
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    Dr. Omar Turney (November 1, 1866 – December 21, 1929) was an American archaeologist and engineer. He had been employed beginning in 1888 as an assistant engineer on the rebuilding of the Arizona Canal Dam. And was later employed as a surveyor for the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix railway. He also served successively in the United States geological survey and in the United States reclamation service. He was one of the principal sponsors of the Roosevelt Dam, and is largely responsible for the name given to the Dam. For 12 years after leaving the government service Dr. Turney served
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    If you are buying a home with a shared water well there are certain considerations that you should understand. Many homebuyers have questions and concerns about shared wells because they’ve never lived somewhere that had a shared water well.

    By definition, a shared well is a water well that services two or more homes for its residential purposes. If you are considering buying a home that has a shared well, here are a few things to keep in mind:

    • Is there currently a shared well agreement for the well?
    • What are the monthly operating system costs?
    • Are there any built-in


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    WELL MAINTENANCE AND RECORD KEEPING 

    If you are among the millions of Americans who rely on a private water well system for your water supply, then you want to create a maintenance schedule and good record keeping. It is good practice to keep this information to protect your investment and keep your well operating at its best. 

    These records help anyone inspecting or repairing to your well. These records are also useful information for you or contractors to consult when you landscape or build on your property. Finally, they offer important information about your will for anyone who may purchase your property in the future. 

    To
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    MAINTAINING YOUR OWN WELL RECORDS

    In addition to keeping copies of all the well record forms submitted to ADWR, well owners should keep a summary of their well construction and maintenance activities. To assist in this task a well maintenance record form can be found by clicking HERE. This form lists and groups the types of information necessary for the efficient up-keep and repair.
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    assessor parcel number (apn)- how to find

    To find your home’s APN, go to your local county assessor’s office website and search for your address. There you can see information regarding your APN, lot size, home type, property tax history, and sale price history.

    Synonyms include: Assessor’s Identification Number (AIN), County Assessor’s Parcel I.D., Property Identification Number (PIN), Property Account Number, Tax Account Number

    assessor parcel number (apn)- definition

    An Assessor Parcel Number (APN) is
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    Arizona water wells are not overseen or regulated by any state, county or local agency. The well owner or manager has the full responsibility for maintaining the ownership status of the well with the ADWR, the operating performance of the well, and for the checking the quality of the water that comes from that well.

    Maintaining well ownership, performance and equipping records with the ADWR is the sole responsibility of the registered well owner.

    maintaining water quality

    maintain water well records

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    Traditionally, the parties to a well share agreement use a shared checking account established specifically for paying the expenses and repairs.

    purpose of the well share checking account

    A well share checking account serves two purposes.

    1. Pay the Electricity Costs

    Water wells use pumps to bring the water to the surface and these pumps are typically powered by electricity. Traditionally, there is an electricity meter attached to the unit that measures how much electricity is used by each person accessing the well pays equal amount regardless of how much water is used by a particular home.

    Other water wells
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