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Prescott AMA Cultural Water Demand

Cultural water demand data including population, number of wells and the average well pumpage and non-groundwater use by the municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors are shown in Table 8.3-10.  Effluent generation including facility ownership, location, population served and not served, volume treated, disposal method and treatment level is shown in Table 8.3-11Figure 8.3-12 shows the location of demand centers.  More detailed information on cultural water demands is found in Section 8.0.7.

Cultural Water Demands

  • Refer to Table 8.3-10 and Figure 8.3-12.
  • Population in the AMA increased from 35,641 in 1980 to 90,061 in 2000 and projections suggest an increase to over 200,000 residents by 2030.
  • The majority of the water used in the AMA is groundwater.
  • In the period of 2001-2005, municipal water demand accounted for 72% of the total average annual water demand. 
  • Agricultural demand dropped by more than 60% between the early to mid-90s and  2001-2005 and has continued to drop as agricultural land is developed and taken out of production.
  • As of 2005 there were 10,651 registered wells with a pumping capacity of less than or equal to 35 gpm and 724 wells with a pumping capacity of more than 35 gpm.

Effluent Generation

  • Refer to Table 8.3-11.
  • Nine wastewater treatment facilities were identified in the AMA.
  • There are a wide range of effluent disposal methods including discharge into a watercourse, permitted recharge projects and golf course irrigation
  • More than 6,800 acre-feet of effluent are treated/generated annually in the AMA. 

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Table 8.3-10 Cultural Water Demand in the Prescott AMA

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Table 8.3-11 Effluent Generation in the Prescott AMA

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Figure 8.3-X Prescott AMA Cultural Water Demand


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