CAGRD recognizes the benefits that an effective water conservation program could have on its operations. Less groundwater use by CAGRD members means less replenishment obligations for CAGRD, and a corresponding reduction in the volume of water necessary for CAGRD to acquire. This results in lower costs for CAGRD members, and less competition for potentially scarce water supplies in the future. The state of Arizona has already made great strides in establishing an effective conservation program. In fact, all members of the CAGRD are subject to the state's municipal conservation regulatory program. However, more can be done to promote water conservation. In March 2006, CAGRD increased its efforts to promote conservation by adopting the CAGRD Conservation Program that focuses primarily on education and partnerships.