Demand Management Planning
Water conservation and drought response planning
Over the years, the City has developed plans for achieving water conservation and water efficiency goals, as well as plans to guide the City in the event of surface water supply shortages. Based on recent findings regarding the potential for extreme, prolonged drought and related water shortages, the City is revising these planning documents and creating a comprehensive "Demand Management Plan." The characteristics of water use by Phoenix customers are changing over time, and this updated plan will better reflect actions that can be taken by homeowners and businesses to use water efficiently.
The Plan will also prescribe steps that will need to be taken by the City and its customers in the event of drought-related surface water shortages. The magnitude and duration of any shortage will dictate the actions to be taken by the City and its customers to ensure there is enough water during these times for essential uses. This up-front planning allows Phoenix to quickly respond to future challenges to your water supply availability.
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