AS DROUGHT LOOMS,
TUCSON IS PREPARED
Monday, August 16 - As the first ever declaration of a Tier 1 Shortage on the Colorado River is made today, one Southwest community is prepared.
Tucson Water, Arizona's second largest water utility serving some 750,000 people, has been preparing for this moment--and the ones that may follow, including deeper levels of shortage--for over twenty years. Tucsonans are among the most water-efficient citizens in the country.
With diversified water supplies, rising local aquifer levels, and a community that values and supports sustainability, Tucson has become one of the most water secure and resilient cities in the western U.S.
In light of the national spotlight as Tier 1 Shortage is declared, Tucson Water invites members of the media to learn about the city's water success story and optimism for the future.
To arrange an interview with Interim Water Director John Kmiec, contact James MacAdam at the email/phone above.