Water Quality in Peoria
The City of Peoria Water Services employs dedicated, certified operations and engineering personnel who treat, test and deliver safe water to Peoria water customers. Peoria residents enjoy high quality drinking water that is treated and delivered at an excellent value per gallon.
Every drop of Peoria’s drinking water is treated using modern, state of the art treatment technology. Hundreds of tests are performed each month to be certain that your drinking water meets all federal, state and local water quality standards. The City of Peoria Water Quality Reports are also known as Consumer Confidence Reports.
Tap Into Quality
Tap Into Quality is a public education campaign that provides information about the safety, convenience, and affordability of tap water in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The campaign is supported by Valley Cities, Central Arizona Project, Salt River Project, and the Arizona Water Association. To learn more, visit their website at www.tapintoquality.com
Interested in knowing more about where your water comes from? Take a look at Tap Into Quality's Understanding Tap Water informative video. You might be surprised to see just how much effort goes into delivering clean and safe drinking water to your faucet. Watch the Tap Into Quality video to learn more about your tap water.
Managing Water Resources
The Water Resources Division is responsible for coordinating and acquiring water rights, planning for the cost-effective acquisition and/or development of additional supplies, obtaining and maintaining the city's Designation of Assured Water Supply and maintaining regulatory compliance with the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) management rules.
In November 2007, the City Council adopted the Principles of Sound Water Management that serves as an over-arching policy guide for the city's water future.
Peoria's Water Sources
Where does the City of Peoria get its water from? Peoria's water supply is primarily from renewable water resources. The primary sources are Central Arizona Project (CAP) water Salt River Project (SRP) water and reclaimed water. Reclaimed water is wastewater collected from homes and businesses, then treated to be utilized where potable (drinking quality) water is not required. Think parks, landscaped areas and lakes. Recovered water is water that was previously stored underground where it can not evaporate that is now pumped out of a well.
CAP and SRP deliver water from large drainage areas, called watersheds, to Peoria in canals that carry the water hundreds of miles.
What is Peoria's Drought Management Strategy?
Peoria is preparing for the possibility of more prolonged and persistent drought scenarios by pursuing a strategy of storing enough water underground to carry the City through six years of potential water shortages.
- Read the City of Peoria Drought Management Plan (PDF) to learn the procedures and strategies for a declared water deficiency condition.
- More details are in the City of Peoria Principles of Sound Water Management (PDF)
- Review the city’s Drought Ordinance (PDF)
- Read Mayor Carlat’s comments about Peoria’s Sustainable Water Supply: A Well Thought Out Plan (PDF).
- View a June 2019 Presentation about Peoria's Diverse Water Portfolio (PDF)
- Read a summary of Peoria's Diverse Water Portfolio (PDF)
For more information, contact:
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
(623) 773-7561 or (623) 773-7286