A waterway constructed for the purpose of transporting water to a point of delivery, including main canals and lateral canals.
A geographic area bounded by visible and/or invisible features shown on a map prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau. A block is the smallest geographic entity for which the Census Bureau tabulates decennial census data
Census designated place
A geographic entity that serves as the statistical counterpart of an incorporated place for the purpose of presenting census data for an area with a concentration of population, housing, and commercial structures that is identifiable by name, but is not within an incorporated place
Central Arizona Project (CAP)
The reclamation project and works authorized to bring about 1.5 million acre-feet of Colorado River water per year to Pima, Pinal and Maricopa counties.
Central Arizona Water Conservation District
The multi-county water conservation district established as a special taxing district for the purpose of contracting with the U.S. for the delivery of CAP water and the repayment of associated CAP costs
Conservation Efforts Report required to be filed by a large municipal provider regulated under the Non-Per Capita Conservation Program as provided in Section 5-705(E).
Certificate of Assured Water Supply
A permit issued by the director of ADWR for a development, other than a master-planned community, after the director determines that an assured water supply exists for the development pursuant to A.R.S. § 45-576 and Article 7 of the Assured Water Supply Rules
Combustion turbine electric power plant
An industrial facility that produces or is designed to produce more than 25 megawatts of electricity by utilizing an internal combustion engine in which the expanding gases from the combustion chamber drive the blades of a turbine which turns a generator to produce electricity.
An area or areas owned and operated as a single integrated facility and used for recreational or open space purposes. A common area is maintained for the benefit of the residents of a housing development.
Community Water System
A public water system, as defined in A.R.S. § 49-352(B), that serves at least fifteen service connections used by year-round residents of the area served by the system or that regularly serves at least twenty-five year-round residents of the area served by the system. A person is a year-round resident of the area served by a system if the person's primary residence is served water by that system
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) site
A site included in the federal government’s "Superfund" program that investigates sites that are contaminated with hazardous substances and develops remedial actions that assure the protection of public health and welfare and the environment. The CERCLA program is administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The CERCLA Act of 1980 is authorized by P.L. 96-510; 94 Stat. 2767; 42 United States Code §§ 9601 through 9657
Conservative Mineral Constituent
A component of recirculating water in a cooling tower, the concentration of which is not significantly modified by precipitation, loss to the atmosphere, or the addition of treatment chemicals.
Use of water for construction purposes, including the use of water for dust control, compaction and preparation of building materials on construction sites.
The part of the water demand that becomes unavailable for future use because it is evaporated or consumed by the use. Consumptive use also refers to diversions from the mainstream of the Colorado River minus the returns
In contact at any point along a boundary, or part of the same master planned community. Two parcels of land are contiguous if they are separated only by one or more of the following: a road, easement, or right-of-way.
Continuous Blowdown and Make-up
Patterns in cooling tower operation that include continuous blowdown and make-up or frequent periodic blowdown and make-up of recirculating water.
Continuous flow gage
Mechanical device placed in a stream that measures the volume of water flowing at that specific location over an extended period of time
Cycles of concentration
The ratio of the concentration of total dissolved solids, other conservative mineral constituent, or electrical conductivity in the blowdown water to the concentration of this same constituent or electrical conductivity in the make-up water. This can be calculated by dividing the total make-up water by the total blowdown water.