Water Conservation

Author:

Kathleen Carroll WWW Treatment Manager Administration

Summary:

Arizona is serious about water conservation.

Last Updated:

4/30/2009

Drought Declaration

In May of this year Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano signed a "Drought Declaration" for the State of Arizona. The Declaration was signed to create awareness of Arizona’s current drought. This will be the second decade Arizona experiences statewide droughts due to long term rain shortages, and increased water demands. The Declaration requests for all Arizona Federal Agencies, State Agnecies, local governments, universities, schools, business and citizens to increase their water conservation efforts. This Declaration provides a tool for the awareness and response to our current drought status. Proactive measures are being implemented state wide to limit the negative effects of long term rain shortage. The Declaration was also signed to reduce the possibility of a drought emergency.

Water - Use It Wisely

Water Use It Wisely logo on blue balloon.The Water - Use It Wisely campaign was launched in 1999 to promote an ongoing water conservation ethic among Arizona's rapidly growing population.  Partners include the cities of Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Peoria, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Avondale, Surprise, Goodyear, Yuma, Sedona, Fountain Hills and El Mirage.  Additional partners include the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, Global Water Resources, Arizona-American Water Company, Central Arizona Project, Bureau of Reclamation and SRP. Following Arizona's lead, more than 300 towns, cities, states, utilities, and private and public organizations have adopted the Water - Use It Wisely campaign and are running the program throughout North America.

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