Efficiency of Water Infrastructure is measured by the amount and percent of water withdrawn by a water provider that is lost or unaccounted for before reaching the end user.
One area of water waste is the loss of water due to inefficiencies in the water delivery system. Reported losses are caused by leaky pipes, non-metered use such as some fire hydrants, and administrative errors in reporting water use. Some potential solutions to water inefficiency include metering every connection, repairing water leaks more quickly, and investing in updated infrastructure.
Efficiency of Water Infrastructure is updated annually and is available for total amount and percentage lost for:
- Arizona’s Active Management Areas (AMAs)
- Water providers within the AMAs
- Water providers within Community Water Systems (CWS) that report their data