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

Warren Tenney

AMWUA Blog

Warren Tenney

Executive Director

Arizona Water Professionals...They Deliver

Water is essential for life. It is engrained into our daily lives and is part of almost everything we do. Yet we tend to forget the complex process and the extensive team of people it takes to get safe and secure water to our tap. Your city's water professionals – from plant operators and utility workers, to chemists and inspectors - team up daily to utilize policy and economics, science and engineering, muscle and skill, to get water into your home 24 hours a day, seven days a... 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.