This section is designed to assist water resource planners and providers in establishing and implementing effective water conservation strategies. It provides information on water-waste ordinances, rate structures, water metering, leak-detection presentations and more.
Get Started with Basic Water Conservation Education: Tips for Water Providers: Customers who receive conservation education are more likely to reduce their water use and support their water provider’s conservation efforts. This fact sheet describes activities and examples of ways to inform customers about the importance of efficient water use and provide them with free water conservation materials. For more information on conservation education see Conservation Communication Tips (by Donna DiFrancesco, City of Mesa) and Conservation Resources- Selection, Sources, Distribution (by Carol Ward-Morris, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association)
Developing Ordinances to Prohibit Water Waste from Irrigated Landscapes: In Arizona, a significant portion of outdoor water use is applied to the landscape. These guidelines provide examples of the kind of information needed to develop an ordinance that prohibits water waste from landscape irrigation, also referred to as "fugitive irrigation" water. Information regarding other sources of outdoor water waste is also provided.
Developing Conservation-based Water Rate Structures for Communities: Water rates play an important role in communicating the value of water to customers. Planning water rates accordingly helps to promote long-term water-use efficiency. These guidelines outline different types of conservation-based water rate structures and give examples and benefits of each.
ADWR Provider Profile Template: This template assist providers in completing a provider profile, which can help in assessing a provider's present situation and design strategies to meet emerging needs. A Provider Profile is required of providers regulated under ADWR's Modified Non-Per Capita Conservation Program.
WaterSense: A partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. With the help of many water partners, WaterSense encourages water-efficient behaviors and the purchase of quality products that use less water. You can too become a WaterSense Partner! Explore the WaterSense website to find a water-efficient product and discover all of the great ways this program supports water conservation efforts in Arizona.