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Blue Ridge PipelineConservation is an important issue to everyone here in the Rim Country.  Many customers of the Payson Water Department have already discovered that using water wisely is easy and simple.  Residential usage has dropped substantially in the past decade from a high of 104 gallons per person per day in 1996 to approximately 84 gallons per person per day in 2006. Wise water use stretches our water resources, which is especially critical during times of drought and also during the summer months when we experience a large influx of visitors from the Valley searching for a respite from the high temperatures.   On hot summer days, water use greatly exceeds that of the average winter day. 

Xeriscape The Payson Town Council, with strong citizen support, passed water conservation Resolution #2767 in an effort to promote sensible water use within our community. Each year, on or before May 1st, the Water Department reports to the Town Council the amount of precipitation, as measured by the National Weather Service, for the immediately previous twelve-month period. Based on this and other water resource data, a Water Conservation Level is determined that will remain in effect for the next twelve month period.

The Town of Payson is currently at WATER CONSERVATION LEVEL I For more information email Jeannie Collier at jcollier@paysonaz.gov
or call her at (928) 474-5242 x371.

Water Conservation Regulations

ORDINANCE No. 846 (PDF - 60KB)
Resolution No. 2767 (PDF - 906KB)
Level I Water Restrictions (PDF - 42KB)

Water Conservation Related links

Conduct a Household Water Audit (PDF - 601KB)
Conservation Tips
Informational Brochures
Native & Low Water Plant List
NOAA Climate Status
Residential Toilet Rebate Program (PDF - 26KB)

 
Water - Use It Wisely Arizona Department of Water Resources Arizona Wet
DrinkTap.org Xeriscape EPA - Water Sense