Residential Water Use
About Scottsdale Water
Scottsdale Water has been providing quality drinking water and advanced reclamation services to Scottsdale businesses and residents for over 40 years. The division operates like a business and is a financially self-supporting municipal utility. City Council guides the division’s authority and responsibility through resolutions and ordinances.
In 2014, Scottsdale Water delivered an average of 67 million gallons of water a day to our customers. Our staff works around the clock to ensure your drinking water surpasses all federal, state and local water quality regulations. In fact, water from your tap must pass much more stringent standards than bottled water.
Our service area covers 185 square miles with over 88,000 active water accounts, about 90 percent of which are residential accounts, and approximately 80,000 active sewer accounts. We maintain over 2,000 miles of water pipes and mains that bring water to your home each day and over 10,000 fire hydrants to ensure your safety.
Scottsdale Water has a long history of thinking and acting strategically with its water resources. We were the first Arizona water utility to implement indirect potable reuse with the Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) facility located at the award-winning Water Campus. The AWT is one of the largest and most sophisticated indirect potable reuse facilities in the world and has been an industry leader since the facility began operation in 1998 as a zero discharge facility. Scottsdale’s reclamation system has approximately 1,400 miles of sewer collection lines and over 40 lift stations.
Through extensive and innovative groundwater recharge practices, a diverse water supply portfolio and a commitment to promoting conservation, Scottsdale Water is ensuring safe, reliable drinking water for you now and in the future.