Water efficiency audits have been performed for hundreds of commercial and institutional water customers for the Cities of Tucson and Scottsdale over the last 5 years. A new project for the Arizona Department of Water Resources with support from six water providers is offering audits to Home Owner Associations in Maricopa County.
Patterns and trends in outdoor water demand have been investigated for the Central Arizona Project and Tucson Water, using remote sensing, billing records, surveys and assessor data. These studies focus on removal of swimming pools and irrigated turf, and installation of artificial turf.
An integrated water demand/supply model supporting forecasts and scenario analyses has been developed for the City of Prescott. The model features an intuitive user interface and is providing guidance to mayor and council’s water resources policy making.
End uses of water are being identified for Metropolitan Water District in both single family and multi-family homes across Fullerton. Data sources include meter loggers and remote sensing. The results will guide MWD’s future conservation programming.