Water Related Sites
Visit these sites for additional water-related information at
the local, state and federal level.
Works Association (AWWA) - The authoritative resource
for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality
and supply of drinking water in North America and beyond. AWWA
is the largest organization of water professionals in the world.
AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the
efforts of the full spectrum of the drinking water community.
Through our collective strength we become better stewards of
water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.
Department of Water Resources - Arizona Department of Water
Resources (ADWR) works to secure long-term dependable water
supplies for Arizona's communities. In addition, the Department
explores methods of augmenting water supplies to meet future
demands, and develops policies that promote conservation and
equitable distribution of water.
Water Users Association - The Arizona Municipal Water
Users Association (AMWUA) is a non-profit organization
established in 1969 by the cities of Chandler, Gilbert,
Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe
for the development of an urban water policy.
Project - Central Arizona Project is designed to bring about
1.5 million acre-feet of Colorado River water per year to Pima,
Pinal and Maricopa counties. CAP carries water from Lake Havasu
near Parker to the southern boundary of the San Xavier Indian
Reservation southwest of Tucson. It is a 336-mile long system of
aqueducts, tunnels, pumping plants and pipelines and is the
largest single resource of renewable water supplies in the state
WaterSense Program - A voluntary public-private partnership
sponsored by the EPA to promote water-efficient products and
practices. By designating products and services that meet
water-efficiency and performance specifications, WaterSense will
help consumers identify water-efficient products that perform
well, save money, and encourage innovation in manufacturing.
WaterSense will partner with manufacturers, retailers, and
utilities to bring WaterSense products to the marketplace and
make it easy to purchase high performance, water-efficient
Department of Environmental Quality - The Arizona Department
of Environmental Quality's mission is to protect and enhance
public health, welfare and the environment in Arizona.
Established by the Arizona Legislature in 1986 in response to
growing concerns about groundwater quality, ADEQ today
administers a variety of programs to improve the health and
welfare of our citizens and ensure the quality of Arizona's air,
land and water resources meets healthful, regulatory standards.
Maricopa County Extension Office - Cooperative Extension,
the outreach arm of The University of Arizona, is "taking the
university to the people." Extension serves as a statewide
network of knowledgeable faculty and staff that provides
lifelong educational programs for all Arizonans. The Cooperative
Extension provides information on a variety of topics, including
conservation, desert gardening and landscaping, and more.
Library - Offers a wide selection of books on Arizona Low
Desert Gardening and Landscaping.
Project - SRP is two entities: the Salt River Project
Agricultural Improvement and Power District, a political
subdivision of the state of Arizona; and the Salt River Valley
Water Users' Association, a private corporation. The District
provides electricity to retail customers in the Phoenix area.
The Association delivers nearly 1 million acre-feet of water to
a service area in central Arizona.
University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center - WRRC
was established in 1957 to facilitate university research at all
three Arizona universities on water problems of critical
importance to the state and region. The WRRC also works with
public and private organizations and individuals and provides
information and services through a publications program,
including two newsletters, conferences and symposia, and through
U.S. Bureau of
Reclamation - The Bureau of Reclamation was established in
1902 as the U.S. Reclamation Service, when the West needed
large-scale public works projects, including large dams,
reservoirs, and hundreds of miles of canals. Today, they are the
largest wholesaler of water in the country, bringing water to
more than 31 million people, and providing one out of five
Western farmers (140,000) with irrigation water for 10 million
acres of farmland that produce 60 percent of the nation's
vegetables and 25 percent of its fruits and nuts.
Use It Wisely - There are lots of ways to save water and
they all start with you! Visit this site for 100 water saving
- The water efficiency clearinghouse is a program of the
American Water Works Association operated in cooperation with
the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.