Water shareholder information
SRP provides water delivery services to most of the land within the boundaries of the Salt River Reservoir District.
In Arizona, water is tied to the land, not to individuals or SRP. If you are eligible to receive SRP irrigation, your land is entitled to a predetermined allotment of water. That allotment cannot be transferred, bought or sold. Unique and important responsibilities come with this "water right".
You are responsible for getting water to your property at the scheduled time. Order only as much water as you need and contain all the water you order on your property. Water theft, flooding and the resulting property damage, may be punishable as felonies or misdemeanors, or could result in a civil lawsuit.
Prompt repairs to the neighborhood system in your area help ensure uninterrupted water service. If you and your neighbors cannot make the repairs yourselves, the SRP Water Contact Center has a list of irrigation repair contractors you can contact for help. Please let SRP know when the repairs are complete so service can resume with the next possible water delivery.
Some shareholders may be entitled to compensation for a portion of the amount paid to Arizona Public Service Company (APS) for electricity each year. To qualify, you have to meet certain criteria. The application period for the 2016 Shareholder Compensation program is now closed. Details about the 2017 program will be posted in spring 2018.
Many irrigating neighborhoods have formed neighborhood associations to promote teamwork, share expenses and discuss problems. These can be formal or informal homeowner associations or county-approved Water Delivery Districts.
Irrigation Water Delivery Districts (IWDDs)
An IWDD is a group of adjacent landowners who enter into a cooperative relationship to handle the operation and maintenance of the neighborhood system. IWDDs are provided for under Arizona law. If you would like a packet of information about IWDDs, contact the SRP Water Contact Center.
A key homeowner is a volunteer for the neighborhood or group of irrigators. Key homeowners help SRP contact neighbors about events or situations requiring quick notification. These volunteers are also a great source of information about the neighborhood system.
Some neighborhoods hire commercial irrigators as a convenient way to handle their irrigation needs. These commercial irrigators order and oversee water deliveries, and often make repairs to the neighborhood system. If you are interested, call SRP Water Customer Services for a list of commercial irrigators. Commercial irrigators are not affiliated with SRP and SRP does not supervise their actions.Tips:
- If you would like to organize a neighborhood meeting, or would like to volunteer to be a key homeowner, please call the SRP Water Contact Center. An SRP Water Delivery Specialist will be happy to attend your meeting or explain the key homeowner program.
- Delegate a key homeowner by asking for volunteers. An effective key homeowner enjoys working with neighbors, and is knowledgeable about, and comfortable with, the operation of the neighborhood system.
The challenge and privilege of overseeing the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association rests with the elected Board and Council — 42 representatives who administer and set its business policy.
Elections occur on the first Tuesday of April during even-numbered years. Information on voting eligibility and precinct location is available by calling (602) 236-3048.