Water Conservation Allotment
The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is required, by law, to regulate water use by a turf related facility- if they have 10 or more acres of turf and/or lakes (i.e. water-intensive landscape)- and create a water-use allotment for the turf related facility. *Turf-related facilities include cemeteries, golf courses, parks, schools or common areas within a housing development that have 10 or more acres of turf and/or lakes. (*Third Management Plan, written pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes. § 45-566 (C)).
The water-use conservation allotment is programmed through the Arizona Department of Water Resources Industrial Conservation Program. For additional information, contact ADWR at 602. 771.8585.
This state program calculates a water allotment based on the acreage of turf, low water use landscaped areas and surface water areas that are submitted to the state by a turf-related facility. The conservation allotment is derived from how much water the facility should be using, based on a water application rate, which varies depending on what the water is being applied to (turf, low water use landscaped areas or surface water- i.e. lakes, fountains, etc.).
Making a Facility an Individual User
Further information can be found on the internet:
The phone number for the Arizona Department of Water Resources Industrial Program (which encompasses HOA’s) is 602.771.8585.