Protecting Phoenix area cities’ ability to provide assured, safe, and sustainable water supplies to their communities.

Warren Tenney

AMWUA Blog

Warren Tenney

Executive Director

Water Quality: How We Ensure You Have Safe and Reliable Water

Many people wonder about the quality of the water that comes out of their faucet, but did you know that your tap water goes through more testing and meets a higher standard than required for bottled water? In other words, your tap water is safe, clean and protected. In fact, water utilities are among the most regulated industries in the country, which is precisely why they perform more than 100 tests on your tap water each and every day. However, ensuring the delivery of safe drinking water... Read More>

Keeping Current

Where We Stand

Colorado River Structural Imbalance

Levels at Lake Mead are rapidly dropping, in part, because the water stored in this reservoir is over-allocated to the states that share it. This puts the stability of the Colorado River system and reliability of Arizona’s Colorado River supplies at serious risk.

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Conservation & Efficiency

Living in a desert, Arizonans recognize that water is a limited and precious resource. We know we need to conserve and protect the water we have, stretching and preserving it for the future. We have embraced a culture of conservation, and it’s paying off. That ongoing commitment will help us weather the impacts of climate change, extended drought, and shortage.

Drought & Shortage

Extended drought and possible shortage on the Colorado River as soon as 2019 are cause for concern, but they are not unexpected. Arizona has been visionary in water management planning and policy. Phoenix area cities have prepared and invested to ensure reliable, sustainable supplies for their communities. Continued innovative water management strategies, investment, and forward-thinking policy will enable us to meet the very real challenges ahead.
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AMWUA (pronounced "am-wa" as in, "I am" and "water") is the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, a non-profit association of ten municipalities in the Phoenix metro area, advocating responsible water stewardship that supports economic prosperity and safeguards Arizona's water supplies for future generations.