In 2005, the Arizona Legislature passed a law (HB 2277) that required all Arizona water providers to develop a drought preparedness and response plan.
Plans must include identification of drought response stages that will prepare providers for a reduction in water supply due to drought. Each plan must have drought-related public notification and continuing education, development of emergency supplies, and specific water-supply or water-demand management measures for each drought response stage. The State requires plans be reviewed every five years. Tucson Water reviewed its original drought response plan in 2011.
Read or download Drought Preparedness and Response Plan or go to the individual sections below:
- Cover and Acknowledgments
- Executive Summary
- Climate Change Planning
- Water Resources and Production Capacity
- Drought Response Stage Declaration, Implementation, and Response Measures
- Emergency or Backup Supplies for Potable Water
- Plan Revisions
- Appendices, Ordinance, Variance Application