The City is Operating Legally Regarding Groundwater Allowance

As stated in a letter received by the Prescott City Attorney’s Office from ADWR

The City of Prescott received a copy of a letter from Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR), stating that Prescott is operating within the law, and that ADWR “does not have the authority to regulate how Prescott allocates its water supplies within its service area.” A copy of the letter is attached, and will be made available online. 

“This letter from ADWR confirms that the City may manage its water supply in a way that best meets the needs of the citizens,” said Senior Assistant City Attorney Clyde Halsted.  “The City is committed to the long term sustainability of water supply in the region, and allowing for flexibility in supply and allocations is one part of that goal.”

The City of Prescott, ADWR and neighboring municipalities will participate in a water summit on Thursday, November 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Centennial Center at 1989 Wineglass Drive, near the Prescott Regional Airport.  This will be a public meeting.

For information about Prescott’s Water Policy, go to