Draft Water Resources Survey

Scottsdale’s current Public Services & Facilities Element (PDF/760kb/16pps) was ratified as part of the City of Scottsdale General Plan 2001. The Scottsdale General Plan 2014 Task Force members utilized this document to create the Draft Water Resources Element (PDF/301kb/2pps) that will be incorporated into the draft SGP2014. This survey serves as means for you to give your input on the draft Water Resources Element.

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Draft Water Resources Element
Please read the Draft Water Resources Element Introduction and Goals and Policies below, then rate and/or comment on each.
INTRODUCTION The City of Scottsdale has a multi-faceted water resources portfolio aimed at providing the community with a long-term assured water supply. The city’s water resources portfolio consists of surface water supplies, which include Salt River Project and Central Arizona Project, groundwater supplies, and reclaimed wastewater. Scottsdale's water resources systems include water supplies, water treatment, water transmission and delivery, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment systems, and both reclaimed and irrigation water distribution systems.
Cities are required to demonstrate that sufficient water supplies are available for the next 100 years (safe-yield) prior to allowing any new development. Therefore, the city has focused on obtaining surface water supplies, increasing recharge efforts, and reducing groundwater pumping whenever possible to obtain safe-yield. In 2006, the city achieved a significant milestone by reaching safe-yield in groundwater usage. By reaching this milestone, Scottsdale is demonstrating responsible stewardship of groundwater resources and helping to maintain a sustainable water supply for future generations by not withdrawing more groundwater than is being replenished through natural or artificial recharge.
The goals and policies of the Water Resources Element ensure that Scottsdale continues to provide safe, reliable, and quality drinking water to the community now and into the future.
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GOAL WR 1. Ensure renewable, long-term water supplies for the community.
POLICIES WR 1.1 (NEW) Maintain safe-yield conditions in the city’s water service area by reducing groundwater pumping and maximizing the amount of groundwater recharge.
WR 1.2 Protect existing supply and ensure adequate future supply of renewable water sources, including Central Arizona Project water rights, credits, and/or reclaimed wastewater, to meet growth projections.
WR 1.3 Continue to manage water and wastewater resources as critical components of a sustainable community.
WR 1.4 Encourage private septic system users to connect to the city’s sewer collection system, where practical.
WR 1.5 Continue to provide a water and wastewater system that achieves the highest level of customer satisfaction in terms of reliability, quality and operation.
WR 1.6 (NEW) Proactively site, drill, construct, and equip new groundwater recharge wells in the most effective locations available to facilitate replenishment activities that help stabilize groundwater levels, protect water supplies for future generations, and mitigate land subsidence.
WR 1.7 (NEW) Ensure that the city’s drinking water distribution system can effectively deliver drinking water to every portion of the water service area.
WR 1.8 (NEW) Continue working with regional partners, other government entities and tribal communities to facilitate shared water demand and sustainable management of water resources.
WR 1.9 (NEW) Proactively maintain and replace water delivery and effluent recapture system infrastructure.
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GOAL WR 2. (NEW) Plan, prepare for and adapt to significant climactic impacts on the water supply, such as drought.
POLICIES WR 2.1 (NEW) Educate the public on preparedness, planning and response for drought and other emergencies affecting the water supply.
WR 2.2 (NEW) Closely monitor drought conditions and implement the least drastic mitigation measures possible.
WR 2.3 (NEW) Minimize the impacts of drought on residents by using an integrated approach to drought preparedness, response and mitigation both long-term and short-term.
WR 2.4 (NEW) Effectively communicate the procedures and available resources information to the community in the event of extreme drought or other emergency.
WR 2.5 (NEW) Proactively update Scottsdale’s Drought Management Plan to reflect changes in law, technology or other circumstances.
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