Water Policy

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On April 26, 2022, City Council approved a new Water Management Policy; effective May 26, 2022.

“The Policy is a guiding document for new development requests seeking water resources from the City of Prescott. It is intended to support responsible growth and development, particularly infill development where feasible, in accordance with the adopted General Plan and to support ADWR’s goals and management strategies to work towards safe-yield.”

City Council will set the Water Budget Semi-annually at its last meeting in June and December of each year. A new water budget will be set for January to June and July to December, one for Residential projects and one for Non-Residential Projects.

The budget for July 2022 to December 2022 for Residential Projects is
25 acre-ft/year.

The budget for July 2022 to December 2022 for Non-Residential Projects is
25 acre-ft/year.

The following table is updated the first and third Wednesday of each month to show the amount of water that has been approved, by City Council or Administratively, to date from each water budget.

July 1 – December 31, 2022Number of ProjectsWater Amount Approved (AFY)Water Amount Remaining (AFY)
Residential211.27013.730
Non-Residential911.74013.260

The following document outlines the projects that have been approved in this budget period.

The following document outlines the projects that have been approved, where water was already allocated under a previous contract. These projects do not get deducted from the available water budget.

Water Related City Code Updates

The City Council passed Ordinance No. 2022-1787 adopting a City Code amendment to 2-1-8, Utilities Division; Provision of Water to Areas Outside of the City Limits; Rules and Regulations, on April 26, 2022; effective May 26, 2022.

Other Related City Code Sections: