Water management questions and answers

SRP operates a water storage system that allows us to maintain a reliable supply of water for our shareholders. Choose any link to get answers to frequently asked questions about Arizona's water resources.

What is the current drought condition in Arizona?

The U.S. Drought Monitor produces a weekly report that analyzes drought conditions in Arizona and across the United States. Additionally, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration produces long-term drought condition forecasts.

How full are SRP’s reservoirs?

You can check levels for the lakes on the Salt and Verde river systems daily using our daily water reports.

What is SRP doing to manage the water supply?

SRP takes a multi-pronged approach to water management, meeting its shareholders’ water demands through a combination of surface water supplies, groundwater supplies and conservation programs. In addition, SRP partners with shareholders, including municipalities, on additional water management measures. Read more about SRP’s water management strategy.

How do SRP and the municipalities work together?

SRP stores and delivers water to 10 municipalities in the Valley. The municipalities then treat and distribute the water to homes and businesses. SRP also provides groundwater and Central Arizona Project (CAP) water, when needed, to augment reservoir water deliveries.

Together, the municipalities and SRP partner in water recharge, water exchanges, and water conservation programs to ensure the Valley receives a reliable supply of water.

For details, visit the following municipal websites:

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Are alternative water supplies available?

Wise planning for the use of alternative supplies, such as Central Arizona Project water, groundwater and reclaimed water, have added to the water resource portfolio mix and given SRP options in dealing with the inevitable desert dry spells.

What is reclaimed and recharged water?

Reclaimed water is highly treated wastewater that can be reused in place of groundwater or surface water for purposes such as turf irrigation (golf courses, parks) or as cooling water for power plants. Groundwater recharge, or water banking, involves the storage of excess or surplus surface water in the underground aquifers. SRP operates two water banking facilities in partnership with Valley cities.

What can I do to save water at home?

There are easy ways to conserve water. For water saving tips, visit Together We Conserve or your local municipality's website.

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