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Phoenix Active Management Area
The Phoenix AMA is located in central Arizona and is one of the five Active Management Areas (AMA)
mandated by the Groundwater Code (Code).
3550 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Also managed by the Phoenix AMA are two Irrigation Non-Expansion Areas (INA):
Phoenix AMA Management Goal
PhxAMA Third Management Plan
One of the Department’s responsibilities under the 1980 Groundwater Code is to develop a management plan for each active management area for each of the five management periods spanning the years between 1980 and 2025. The Code requires that each management plan include a continuing mandatory conservation program for all persons withdrawing, distributing, or receiving groundwater designed to achieve reductions in withdrawals of groundwater.
The first order of modifications to the Third Management Plan, adopted in May 2003, resulted in a number of changes to the conservation programs for agricultural, municipal, and industrial water users and to the Water Management Assistance Program.
The second order of modifications, adopted in May 2008, resulted in changes to the conservation programs for municipal water users. Click here for the May 2008 Third Management Plan modifications. It includes a new regulatory program -- the Modified Non-Per Capita Conservation Program (Modified NPCCP). Click here for more information about the Modified NPCCP.
Phoenix AMA Information
Management Plan Development and Modification
Third Management Plan – Second Modification
Transcripts of Public Hearings, Summary of Hearings and Findings, Orders of Adoption and Modification Language
– On January 9, 2008, the Director issued orders promulgating proposed modifications to the Third Management Plans for the purpose of adding a modified Non-Per Capita Conservation Program. Public hearings on the proposed modifications were held in Phoenix, Casa Grande, Prescott, Nogales and Tucson during the first week of March, 2008. On April 1, 2008, the Director issued a summary of the hearings and findings with respect to the matters considered during the hearings (“Summary of Hearings and Findings”). In the Summary of Hearings and Findings, the Director indicated that two changes would be made to the proposed modifications in response to comments received during the public hearings. On April 1, 2008, the Director issued orders adopting the proposed modifications with the changes described in the Summary of Hearings and Findings.
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