Providing Water Today and for the Future
Tucson is a desert city which receives only 12 inches of rain a year and where rivers, streams and washes may contain water only briefly. A portion of this water seeps into the ground and eventually becomes part of Tucson's groundwater supply. Tucson Water is recharging our natural water supplies using this same process.
The Clearwater Renewable Resource Facility was called the largest and most critical construction project Tucson had seen in more than a decade. Clearwater was built by Tucson Water in Avra Valley, west of the city. It supplies a major portion of Tucson’s future water supply, allowing us to reduce groundwater pumping in the central city.