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AMA Demand Supply Business Terms
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Data from: 10/16/2019

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Agricultural Agricultural demand is composed of the use of water by IGFRs for agricultural uses not on Indian reservations, and its associated lost and unaccounted for water. Agricultural use is the application of water to two or more acres of land to produce plants or parts of plants for sale or human consumption, or for use as feed for livestock, range livestock or poultry.S
Agricultural Exception UsersSurface water right holders in Chino Valley Irrigation DistrictS
Agricultural Lost and UnaccountedTotal pumped & diverted less IGFR demand, does not include lost for WLAS
AMA Exempt Well PopulationTotal annual population served by Exempt Wells in AMA'sS
AMA Exempt WellsWells with a pump capacity equal to or less than 35 gallons per minute used for domestic, domestic/stock, or other purposes, that are not cancelled or abandoned.S
Annual Report YearCalendar year during which annual water use was reported.S
Buckeye Waterlogged Area IGFRsBoth non-exempt and exempt IGRs in the buckeye waterlogged area - applies to Phoenix AMA onlyS
CAP A water type, direct use CAP is water distributed via the CAP canal and put to direct beneficial use.S
Cattle FeedlotsWater use at a facility that houses and feeds an average of 100 or more beef cattle per day during a calendar year.S
Dairy FacilitiesWater use at facilities that house an average of 100 or more lactating cows per day during a calendar year.S
Deliveries to Individual UsersDeliveries from a municipal provider for non-irrigation uses to which specific conservation requirements apply, including turf-related facilities, large-scale cooling facilities, and publicly owned rights-of-way.S
DemandThe end use of supplied water, beyond the categories of agriculture, industrial, and municipal. Demands include exempt and non-exempt irrigation, water losses, Large Provider Residential & Non-Residential Deliveries, Urban Irrigation, Golf Courses, HOAs, Mining, etc.S
Direct Use Effluent A water type, effluent is water that has been collected in a sanitary sewer for subsequent treatment in a facility that is regulated as a sewage system, disposal plant or wastewater treatment facility. Such water remains effluent until it acquires the characteristics of groundwater or surface water.S
Domestic Exempt VolumeWater supplied by Small non-irrigation wells domestic purposes to persons not on a large or small provider distribution system .S
Drainage & Dewatering PermitsNot put to a beneficial use. Not included in overdraft calculations. Use by dewatering permits (mining, emergency, extended, temporary).S
Effluent A water type, effluent is water that has been collected in a sanitary sewer for subsequent treatment in a facility that is regulated as a sewage system, disposal plant or wastewater treatment facility. Such water remains effluent until it acquires the characteristics of groundwater or surface water.S
Excess Groundwater use in excess of the allowable amount per AWS rules. Should be offset by GRD replenishment. In recharge section of data. S
Exempt IGFRsIrrigation grandfathered rights 10 acres or less in area, not including IGRs in the Buckeye Waterlogged areaS
Golf CoursesWater use at turf-related facilities that are used for playing golf that have a minimum of nine holes including any practice areas. Broken out because this is the largest user (for Phx). Does not include municipally served water.S
Groundwater A water type, groundwater is water from below the earth’s surface.S
Groundwater AllotmentAllotment for Non-exempt irrigation grandfathered rights onlyS
Groundwater Allowance Pumping The amount of groundwater pumped in a given year by a municipal water provider with a DAWS which does not need to be replenished. Groundwater allowance pumping for any given year = total water withdrawn – long term storage credits recovered – annual recovery – poor quality exemption water withdrawn – drought exemption – GRD replenishedS
GSF (CAP) A water type, GSF (CAP) is water used in-lieu of groundwater pumped or delivered at a Groundwater Savings Facility (GSF). The entities that provide the alternative supplies to the GSF are permitted to pump an equivalent volume of water at some time in the future, via a recovery well permit. S
GSF (EFFLUENT) A water type, GSF (Effluent) is water used in-lieu of groundwater pumped or delivered at a Groundwater Savings Facility (GSF). The entities that provide the alternative supplies to the GSF are permitted to pump an equivalent volume of water at some time in the future, via a recovery well permit. S
Indian Indian Demand is composed of Municipal, Agricultural and Industrial Demand on Indian reservations.S
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