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What We Have Been Doing

Phoenix has been preparing for shortage for decades and will continue to adapt and prepare for deeper shortages. Phoenix has a robust and diverse water portfolio, with multiple sources and contingency supplies. We have invested in infrastructure, underground storage of water and conservation in anticipation of a Colorado River shortage. Phoenix will continue to plan, invest and conserve to ensure sustainable growth.

2021 Water Resource Plan


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What to Expect

Phoenix will continue to provide clean and reliable water to its customers without interruption. Phoenix's Colorado River supplies are some of the highest priority supplies within Central Arizona and will not be reduced in early shortage. The majority of Phoenix's water portfolio comes from the Salt & Verde rivers.  Phoenix has access to additional supplies in the Salt & Verde rivers, groundwater and reclaimed water. Phoenix's effective water management and efficient water use provide the foundation for a thriving economy.

FAQ'sPreguntas frecuentes​


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How You Can Prepare

Phoenix has a culture of conservation and using water wisely increases our resiliency during shortage. Phoenix has reduced its water use by 30% per capita over the last 20 years even with an increase in population of over 400,000 people. Being efficient with water is part of our long-term water management. Phoenix is taking steps internally to ensure its operations are as efficient as possible.

Water - Use It Wisely