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Water sources a mixed bag for some rural Arizona residents

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Some residents of rural Coconino County in northern Arizona use water from commercial wells or other shared sources that aren't intended to provide community supplies.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported that many rural residents without their own wells either haul water in tanks that they fill elsewhere or pay someone else to deliver it.

Some of the water wells are privately owned standpipes in communities such as Williams, Parks, Bellemont and Ash Fork while others are on the Navajo Nation.

Many of those on the reservation aren't regulated at all because they are designated for livestock.

The water sources off the reservation are classified for human consumption but not to the higher regulatory standard for water for domestic use in communities.

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