— 2012 Facts and Figures —
Average Number of Active Metered Services Monthly:
~ 226,000 (93% Residential)
Service Area Population:
FY 2012 Operating Budget / System Value:
~ $143,100,000 / ~ about $1 Billion
2012 Potable Deliveries to Service Area:
~ 93,250 Acre-Feet
Total Potable Gallons per Capita Daily (GPCD):
Potable Metered Deliveries GPCD:
2012 Reclaimed Water Deliveries:
~ 12,500 Acre-Feet
(1 Acre-Foot = 325,851 gallons)
Tucson Water is a department of the City of Tucson, Arizona, government and operates as a Public Water Utility serving residential, commercial and industrial customers both within and outside of the city's boundaries. Tucson Water's authority and responsibility is derived from the City Charter and ordinances and resolutions of the Mayor and Council. Tucson Water has been the City's municipal water utility since 1900.
Tucson Water is an enterprise fund of the City of Tucson. The utility operates in a manner similar to a private business, covering all costs of doing business with revenues from operations and other water-related funding sources (bonds, property sales, etc.). Tucson Water's Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 annual budget was $143.1 million. This budget includes cost incurred pumping and delivering water to other water providers.
The utility provided water service to an average of 226,000 potable services per month in Calendar Year (CY) 2012, serving approximately 709,000 people (just over 70% of the population of the Tucson metropolitan area) within a 350 square-mile service area.