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Water Planners and Providers

This section provides a summary of water conservation efforts in Arizona’s AMAs, guidelines on how to develop a Conservation Plan and System/Provider Profile, and information on how to get started with a water efficiency program.


Summaries of Conservation Programs in Arizona

  • 2010 Summary of Municipal Conservation Programs in Arizona: Introduction Acrobat Icon PDFs (105 KB); Summary Excel Icon (309 KB)
    Is intended to serve as a resource for municipal water providers and other organizations wishing to begin or expand their water conservation programs. It also serves as an ongoing record of the accomplishments achieved by Arizona municipal providers in the area of water conservation.
  • A Summary of Conservation Programs in Arizona’s Active Management Areas (2007) Acrobat Icon PDFs (2 MB)
    Is a compilation of information from cities, towns, private water companies, and water improvement districts that summarizes water conservation activities implemented within Arizona's Active Management Areas.

Best Management Practices (BMP)

Public Education

Basic Guidelines for Preparing Water Conservation PlansOffSite Icon
Links to EPA Guidelines describing the water conservation measures that water utilities can use to design water conservation programs. As part of their conservation plans, planners should consider, at a minimum, each of the measures specified in the Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Guidelines, depending on which set of Guidelines apply to the water system.

Developing a System/Provider Profile

System profiles assist water providers in assessing their present circumstances and design strategies to meet emerging needs.  

Basic Guidelines for Preparing Water Conservation PlansOffSite Icon assists water providers in developing a system profile by taking inventory of existing resources and conditions. See Worksheet 3-1 (page 47).

Conservation and Drought Planning - How Do They Work Together? Acrobat Icon PDFs (392 KB)  
This ADWR fact sheet assists Arizona's Community Water Systems in developing drought preparedness and conservation plans.

ADWR’s Modified Non-Per Capita Conservation Program offers a Provider Profile template Acrobat Icon PDFs (81 KB); Word Document WORD Icon (144 KB)

Using Water Efficiently: Ideas for Communities Acrobat Icon PDFs (2 MB)

EPA fact sheet provides tips on how to get started developing a water-efficiency program, system improvements, equipment changes and policies and programs to encourage the efficient use of water.


Conservation Section Navigation Links

Use the above links to navigate the Conservation Section