In 1993, the legislature created a groundwater replenishment authority to be operated by the Central Arizona Water Conservation District ("CAWCD") throughout its three-county service area. This replenishment authority of CAWCD is commonly referred to as the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District ("CAGRD"). In 1999, the legislature expanded CAWCD's replenishment authorities and responsibilities by passing the Water Sufficiency and Availability Act.


The purpose of the CAGRD is to provide a mechanism for landowners and water providers to demonstrate an assured water supply under the new Assured Water Supply Rules ("AWS Rules") which became effective in 1995.


Download Entire Executive Summary (MS Word 2003 File Format)