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More about community water system requirements

Community water systems are required to complete annual water use reports and system water plans. These requirements are part of a larger set of recommendations made by the Governor's Drought Task Force in 2005.  The requirements were established by Arizona House Bill 2277 passed by the Arizona legislature in 2005 and then established in Arizona Revised Statutes Title 45, Chapter 1, Article 14. 

The reports and plans are intended to reduce community water systems’ vulnerability to drought and ensure that water providers are prepared to respond to drought or water shortage conditions. The information submitted by the water systems will also allow the State to provide regional assistance for drought planning, mitigation and response.

 

The reports and plans are intended to reduce community water systems’ vulnerability to drought and ensure that water providers are prepared to respond to drought or water shortage conditions. The information submitted by the water systems will also allow the state to provide regional planning assistance to help communities prepare for, mitigate and respond to drought.

  • The annual water use report is submitted each year and includes information on water pumped or diverted, water received, water delivered to customers, and effluent used or received.
  • The system water plan will be updated and submitted every five years and will consist of three components:

     Water Supply Plan – describes the service area, transmission facilities, monthly system production data, historic demand for the past five years, and projected demands for the next five, 10 and 20 years.

     Drought Preparedness Plan – includes drought and emergency response strategies, a plan of action to respond to water shortage conditions, and provisions to educate and inform the public.

     Water Conservation Plan – addresses measures to control lost and unaccounted for water, considers water rate structures that encourage efficient use of water, and plans for public information and education programs on water conservation.

     





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