Water Related Sites

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Visit these sites for additional water-related information at the local, state and federal level.

American Water 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.

Arizona 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.

Arizona Municipal 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. There are now ten Valleywide municipal members. Besides policy information, and an informative weekly blog, AMWUA's website hosts a variety of useful water conservation information.

Central Arizona 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 of Arizona.

EPA 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 products.

Arizona 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.

Mesa Public Library - Offers a wide selection of books on Arizona Low Desert Gardening and Landscaping.

Salt River 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 outreach.

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.

Water - Use It Wisely - There are a number of ways to save water and they all start with you! Visit our outreach site for 100+ water saving tips, weekly blogs, a calendar of classes, teacher resources, kids pages and so much more.