Arizona Department of Water Resources
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COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEMS
SYSTEM WATER PLAN FORM
INTRODUCTION
  • (A.R.S. § 45-342) Community Water System Planning and Reporting Requirements
  • Definitions:
  • "Community water system" means a public water system that serves at least fifteen service connections used by year-round residents of the area served by the system or that regularly serves at least twenty-five year-round residents of the area served by the system. A person is a year-round resident of the area served by a system if the person’s primary residence is served water by that system.
  • "Large community water system" means a community water system that serves water to more than one thousand eight hundred fifty persons.
  • "Public water system" means an entity that distributes or sells water and that qualifies as a public water system under section 49-352, subsection B.
  • "Small community water system" means a community water system that does not qualify as a large community water system. (A.R.S. § 45-342).
    The system water plans has three components:
    • Water Supply Plan
    • Drought Preparedness Plan
    • Water Conservation Plan
    Instructions are listed under each section of this form.
Community water systems are required to submit a System Water Plan every five years. (ARS §45-342).
Exemptions:
  • Systems with a Designation of Assured or Adequate Water Supply may skip Part 1: Water Plan. If you have applied for and ADWR has issued a Designation of Assured or Adequate Water Supply for your entire service area, you’ll be listed here: List of Designated Providers. If you’re not listed as a Designated Provider, you must complete Part 1. (Note: A Certification of Adequate Water Supply or a Water Adequacy Report for a specific subdivision is not a Designation. For questions regarding DAAWS contact the DAAWS Office at 602-771-8599.)

  • Systems that are located in Active Management Areas (AMAs) and that are regulated under one of the programs for large municipal water providers (serve more than 250 acre-feet water per year) may skip Part 3: Conservation Plan.

  • A system located in an AMA and regulated as a small provider may skip the Conservation Plan if it can demonstrate that it will be regulated as a large provider within the next five years. For instructions, see A.R.S. § 45-342 F
Please Read Before You Begin
  1. As you fill out the form, you may wish to save it to your computer in case you can’t complete it all at once. Although you cannot save it online, here is how to save it on your computer:
    1. Click “save data” and follow the prompts. The form will be saved as “ADWR SWP Form.xml”. You can change the file name, but do not change the file extension (.xml).
    2. Note: the online form will “time out” and your data will be lost if the keyboard remains untouched for 20 minutes, so remember to save your form to your computer.

  2. To retrieve the form that you saved on your computer:
    1. Click “Select”.
    2. Locate and click on the file you wish to retrieve.
    3. Click “Upload saved data”.

  3. When filling out the form, you will be able to provide your answers in either gallons or acre-feet only. Please enter only numbers. If you type words or letters, the data will not save.

  4. To go back to previous pages, use either the “back” prompt at the bottom right of the form or the menu on the left. Do not use the back arrow on your screen.
Community Water System Information
Primary CWS Number:
Community Water System Name:
 
PART 1 - Water Supply Plan
Does your system have a Designation of Assured or Adequate Water Supply?

If yes, you may skip this section (A.R.S. § 45-342) and continue with Part 2 - Drought Preparedness Plan.

If you’re unsure, check this list of water providers with a Designation of Assured or Adequate Water Supply or visit the ADWR website to view list.

Please select how you will report water measurements in this form. Use either gallons or acre-feet, but not both.
(To convert acre-feet to gallons, multiply by 325,851. To convert gallons to acre-feet, divide by 325,851.)
A. Service Area Lands
  • 1. City/town where system is located:
  • 2. County where system is located:
  • 3. Township/range/section where your system is located (if known):

  • 4. Approximate square miles of service area:
  • 5. Average residential lot size:




  • 6. Describe the area you serve. The map or description must describe or show the boundaries of your service area, transmission and distribution lines. If you are a large system (serve more than 1,850 people), you must submit a service area map unless you have already submitted map pursuant to A.R.S.§ 45-498. (The map may also show streets, town limits, landmarks, etc.) For systems providing a map, please email your submission to [email protected] and provide the community water system ID.
  • 7. Type of area served (consider majority of area served). Please check all that apply:






  • 8. Typical or predominant landscaping type in residential areas:




B. Interconnections
  • (Note: If you are located within an Active Management Area (AMA), interconnect agreements may be reviewed by the director of the ADWR pursuant to substantive policy statement GW37 as authorized by A.R.S. §45-492(C).)
  • 1. Do you have an interconnection with another water system?
  • 2. If yes, list the names and description of the interconnection system(s) :
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C. Sources of Supply
  • 1. Please check all sources of water supply used to meet demand in your system:




  • 2. If you checked groundwater above, do you measure water levels in your wells?
  • 3. For each well, provide the well registration number and the most recent water level measurement and date measured (if available). (Note: Do not include water levels at well sites that are sources of supply for hard rock mining or metallurgical processing.)
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D. Water Sold and Purchased
  • 1. Did you sell water to another water system during the past five years?
  • If yes, list the quantities and systems.  Please use the same units (gallons or acre-feet) that you selected previously.
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  • 2. Did you purchase water from another water system during the past five years?
  • If yes list the systems and quantities.
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E. System Production/Demand
  • 1. How much water did you use from the sources below? If your system is not metered, please estimate. Please use the same units (gallons or acre-feet) that you selected previously.
  • Will the quantities entered below be mostly metered or mostly estimated?


Click "edit" to begin.

 YearMonthGroundwaterColorado RiverCAPCAP (Recovered)Other Surface WaterReclaimed WaterTotal
         All Total:
 
No records to display.

  • 2. For systems that use meters to measure groundwater withdrawal and diversions, provide data for the average daily demand, peak day demand, and maximum monthly demand for the past five years.
  • (Note: Please use the same units (gallons or acre-feet) that you selected previously)

Click "edit" to begin.

YearAverage Daily Demand QuantityPeak Daily Demand DatePeak Daily Demand QuantityMax Demand Quantity
     
-5
-4
-3
-2
-1

  • 3. In the past five years, were there any instances where you were not able to meet peak demand?
  • Check either the first choice or any of the remaining choices that apply.










  • 4. Do you have storage facilities?
  • If yes, what is your storage capacity?
  • 5. Do you treat your potable water?
  • If yes, describe treatment facilities/methods.

F. Analysis of Projected Water Demand
  • 1. Fill in the table below with your projected system population and projected demand. You may contact ADWR for assistance with projecting population and demand.
  • (Note: Please use the same units (gallons or acre-feet) that you selected previously)
  • Click "edit to begin"
YearProjected PopulationProjected average daily demand on system
   
5
10
20
  • 2. What is your current population?
  • 3. Do you anticipate problems meeting these future demands?
  • 4. Do you expect any type of change in your area that could increase the demand on your water supply? Check either the first choice or any of the remaining choices that apply.





  • 5. Do you need assistance with water resource planning? Check either the first choice or any of the remaining choices that apply.







  • 6. Are you planning to make any changes to help you meet demand over the next 20 years? Check either the first choice or any of the remaining choices that apply.






PART 2 - DROUGHT PLAN
Instructions

Before beginning your drought plan, please note there are resources available for assistance on ADWR's Community Water System web page: https://new.azwater.gov/cws/system-water-plan

  • Drought Stage Planning for Small Community Water Systems
  • - Provides examples of drought stages and management measures for smaller water providers.
  • Conservation and Drought Planning for Community Water Systems: How do they work together?
  • - Includes tips on drought and conservation planning, as well as example drought stages and management measures for large and small systems.
A. Contact Information
  • 1. Facility Name:
  • Address:
  • Phone Number:

  • 2. List the persons responsible for directing operations during a water shortage emergency:
  • Name:
  • Position:
  • Phone Number:
B. Drought plan of Action
  • 1. Drought Stages:
  • Decide how many drought stages you will have for your water system. ADWR suggests three or four stages, beginning with "no drought - normal conditions".
  • Decide what management measures will be appropriate for your system for each drought stage. Fill in the measures you have chosen for each drought stage in the Management Measures column of the table.. You may choose measures from the help sheets, choose your own measures, or a combination of the two.
  • (Note:If you have curtailment tariff in place, it may submitted in place of the drought plan if it includes all the information in the pages below.)


  Drought Stage Name or Number  
  • Management Measures
  • (consider measures for the s stem and for the customers)
  • (see Part 3 Conservation Plan for measures you wish to implement during normal conditions)
  0 (Normal Conditions)  
  1 (moderate drought)  
  2 (severe droguht)  
  3 (extreme drought)  
  4 (exceptional drought)  


  • 2. Based on your current description of drought stages, what is the highest/worst stage you have declared in the past five years?





  • 3. Based on your current description of drought stages, what stage of drought are you currently implementing? Please check only one answer.





  • 4. At which stage, if any, do your drought management measures begin to be mandatory? Please check only one answer.





C. Implementation of Drought Stages
  • 1. Do you utilize any of the following indicators to help you determine when to initiate a drought stage for your system? Please check all that apply.
     
  • Precipitation and weather forecast
  •  
  • Regional drought conditions
  •  
  • Range and forage conditions
  •  
  • Aquifer levels
  •  
  • Other(please describe):
Yes     No







  • 2. Who has the authority to initiate and/or change a drought stage for your system?
  • 3. If you chose to make any of your management measures mandatory for your customers, how will you enforce them?
D. Communication with Customers
  • 1. Do you utilize any of the following for educating your customers about drought conditions and the need for water conservation? Check all that apply.
     
  • Information with water bill
  • Free publications
  • Media (radio, TV)
  • Website
  • Speakers bureau presentations
  • Workshops
  • Other(please describe):
Already implementing














Plan to implement














  • 2. How will customers be notified of a drought stage declaration and implementation of associated management measures? (Note: different stages of drought may need different notification methods. If the system has reached the point of a water shortage, rapid notification will be necessary.) Check all that apply.




E. Development of Emergency Supplies
  • 1. How will you get water to your customers in an emergency water shortage situation? (Note: It is the community water system's responsibility to have an emergency source of water and an emergency plan in place. Please attach any documentation that will further describe your plan of action.)
  • Check either the first choice or any of the remaining choices that apply.






  • 2. Should alternative/backup water supplies become necessary, do you have arrangements in place to obtain them?
  • 3. Have you had to use any of the following methods to augment your supply in the last five years? Check either the first choice or any of the remaining choice that apply.






PART 3 - Conservation Plan
Is your system located in an Active Management Area and regulated under one of the programs for large municipal water providers? (In AMAs, a large provider serves more than 250 acre-feet water per year.)

If yes, you do not have to complete this section (A.R.S. § 45-342). Please continue with Part 4 – Certify and Submit.
Below are examples of measures that can reduce water use, improve water efficiency, and/or enhance drought preparedness.

Please click edit to begin and check all that apply.

 Management MeasureImplemention Status
   

1. GENERAL MEASURES

  Wells are metered.
  Service connections are metered.
  Water rate structures encourage efficient water use (e.g. higher rates for higher use).
  Reclaimed water used for landscape watering.

2. MEASURES TO LIMIT LOST AND UNACCOUNTED FOR WATER

  Leak detection and repair.
  Meter testing, repair and replacement.
  Storage tank evaporation control.
  Infrastructure and/or storage facility improvements.
  Elimination of illegal connections.
  Other

3. MEASURES TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS

  Free conservation handouts or materials for customers.
  Conservation tips with water bills or on website.
  Request that customers reduce water use by a certain % or in other ways.
  Participation in special events and/or community programs.
  Other

4. MEASURES TO ASSIST CUSTOMERS OR PROVIDE OUTREACH

  Residential audit program.
  Advice on how to check home for leaks and make repairs.
  Residential interior retrofit program.
  Non-residential interior retrofit program.
  Non-residential water budgeting program.
  Residential or non-residential low water-use landscape information and/or consultations.
  High water-use notification.
  High water-use inquiry resolution.
  Water waste investigations and assistance.
  Other

5. MEASURES TO EDUCATE AND/OR TRAIN CUSTOMERS

  Adult education and/or training workshops and classes.
  Youth water conservation education program.
  Xeriscape demonstration garden.
  Speakers Bureau
  Other

6. INCENTIVES FOR EFFICIENT WATER USE OR CONSERVATION

  Residential toilet rebate or incentive.
  Residential toilet replacement.
  Rebates or incentives for other indoor fixtures or appliances.
  Rebates or incentives for turf conversion or xeriscape installation.
  Rebates or incentives for a " smart " irrigation controller.
  Rebates or incentives for graywater or rainwater fixtures.
  Non-residential rebates, incentives, loans, etc.
  Other

7. MEASURES TO RESTRICT WATER USE (CONDITIONS OF SERVICE OR ORDINANCE)

  Prohibiting water waste or tampering.
  Limiting turf, water-intensive landscapes or water features in new residences or developments.
  Requiring low water-use landscapes.
  Designating landscape watering days or times.
  Prohibiting high water-use activities (e.g. landscape watering) during peak demand hours.
  Requiring water-conserving fixtures or appliances that are more efficient than specified in current state plumbing codes.
  Requiring hot water recirculation devices.
  Requiring retrofits on resale.
  Requiring on-site rainwater harvesting.
  Requiring gray water plumbing.
  Requiring car wash recycling.
  Requiring a water use plan for new large commercial or industrial customers.
  Other

8. INNOVATION OR RESEARCH PROGRAMS

  Evaluating a new technology or program.
  Implementing a new technology or program.
  Researching a new technology or program.
  Other
CERTIFY INFORMATION AND SUBMIT
Part 1 - Water Supply Plan
 
CWS Name
CWS Number
Other CWS Numbers
CWS NumbersCWS_Name
No records to display.
Have a Designation of Assured or Adequate Water Supply?
City/town where system is located
County where system is located
Township/range/section where your system is located(if known)
Approximate Square Miles
Average residential lot size
Area You Serve
Type of Area
Landscaping Type
Do you have an interconnection with another water system?
Interconnections
Interconnection SystemInterconnection Description
No records to display.
Source of Water Supply
Do you Measure Water Levels
Well Measurements
ADWR Well Registry NumberDepth to WaterMeasurement Date
No records to display.
Did you sell Water?

SystemQuantity
No records to display.
Did you purchase Water?

SystemQuantity
No records to display.
Monthly production data by source.
 MonthGroundwaterColorado RiverCAPCAP (Recovered)Other Surface WaterReclaimed Water
 
No records to display.

Majority of Production Data Metered -
Highest Demand by year
YearAverage Daily Demand QuantityPeak Daily Demand DatePeak Daily Demand QuantityMax Demand Quantity
-5    
-4    
-3    
-2    
-1    
Not able to meet demand
Storage facilities
Portable Water
Projected Population and Demand
YearProjected PopulationProjected Average Daily Demand
5  
10  
20  
Current Population
Demand problems in the future?
Change in area to increase demand
Do you need assistance
Change in area to meet demand
Part 2 - Drought Plan
 
Facility Name
Address
Phone Number
Name
Position
Phone Number
Drought Plan Action Stages
Worst Stage in 5yrs
Current Stage of Drought
Mandatory Measures
Implementation of Drought Stages
  • Precipitation and weather forecast
  • Regional drought conditions
  • Range and forage conditions
  • Aquifer levels

Implementing










Authority Initiator
Measure Enforcer
Customer Education Methods
  • Information with water bill
  • Free publications
  • Media (radio, TV)
  • Website
  • Speakers bureau presentations
  • Workshops
  • (Other)
Drought Stage Notifucation
Emergency Backup
Alternative arrangements
Augment supply in 5 yrs
Part 3 - Water Conservation Plan
Conservation Plan
 MANAGEMENT_MEASUREImplementation StatusOther

MEASURE_GROUP: 1. GENERAL MEASURES

 Wells are metered.  
 Service connections are metered.  
 Water rate structures encourage efficient water use (e.g. higher rates for higher use).  
 Reclaimed water used for landscape watering.  

MEASURE_GROUP: 2. MEASURES TO LIMIT LOST AND UNACCOUNTED FOR WATER

 Leak detection and repair.  
 Meter testing, repair and replacement.  
 Storage tank evaporation control.  
 Infrastructure and/or storage facility improvements.  
 Elimination of illegal connections.  
 Other  

MEASURE_GROUP: 3. MEASURES TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS

 Free conservation handouts or materials for customers.  
 Conservation tips with water bills or on website.  
 Request that customers reduce water use by a certain % or in other ways.  
 Participation in special events and/or community programs.  
 Other  

MEASURE_GROUP: 4. MEASURES TO ASSIST CUSTOMERS OR PROVIDE OUTREACH

 Residential audit program.  
 Advice on how to check home for leaks and make repairs.  
 Residential interior retrofit program.  
 Non-residential interior retrofit program.  
 Non-residential water budgeting program.  
 Residential or non-residential low water-use landscape information and/or consultations.  
 High water-use notification.  
 High water-use inquiry resolution.  
 Water waste investigations and assistance.  
 Other  

MEASURE_GROUP: 5. MEASURES TO EDUCATE AND/OR TRAIN CUSTOMERS

 Adult education and/or training workshops and classes.  
 Youth water conservation education program.  
 Xeriscape demonstration garden.  
 Speakers Bureau  
 Other  

MEASURE_GROUP: 6. INCENTIVES FOR EFFICIENT WATER USE OR CONSERVATION

 Residential toilet rebate or incentive.  
 Residential toilet replacement.  
 Rebates or incentives for other indoor fixtures or appliances.  
 Rebates or incentives for turf conversion or xeriscape installation.  
 Rebates or incentives for a " smart " irrigation controller.  
 Rebates or incentives for graywater or rainwater fixtures.  
 Non-residential rebates, incentives, loans, etc.  
 Other  

MEASURE_GROUP: 7. MEASURES TO RESTRICT WATER USE (CONDITIONS OF SERVICE OR ORDINANCE)

 Prohibiting water waste or tampering.  
 Limiting turf, water-intensive landscapes or water features in new residences or developments.  
 Requiring low water-use landscapes.  
 Designating landscape watering days or times.  
 Prohibiting high water-use activities (e.g. landscape watering) during peak demand hours.  
 Requiring water-conserving fixtures or appliances that are more efficient than specified in current state plumbing codes.  
 Requiring hot water recirculation devices.  
 Requiring retrofits on resale.  
 Requiring on-site rainwater harvesting.  
 Requiring gray water plumbing.  
 Requiring car wash recycling.  
 Requiring a water use plan for new large commercial or industrial customers.  
 Other  

MEASURE_GROUP: 8. INNOVATION OR RESEARCH PROGRAMS

 Evaluating a new technology or program.  
 Implementing a new technology or program.  
 Researching a new technology or program.  
 Other  

Located in an Active Management Area?
Water measurement unit used
Name of the person preparing the form

 
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