Definition: Potable and non-potable water is essential to maintain human, animal and plant life. Assured and Adequate Water Supply Programs are based on demonstration of a 100-year water supply, considering current and committed demand, as well as growth projections.
Challenges/Issues: It is expected that Pima County will exceed 2 million people within the next 20 years. Access to clean potable water is a primary building block for a healthy, prosperous community. It is essential to use our water resources to serve the needs of our citizens rather than dominate or manipulate their behavior. Proper management would include developing all available water resources, protecting existing water resources from contamination, maintaining and repairing existing water delivery systems and using various methods of conservation and reclamation.
4Tucson Goal: Assure that Tucson has a 100-year water source for two million people.