LRE Water
Project Location Phoenix, AZ      |     Services Water Resource Strategies, Groundwater

City of Phoenix - Water Resource Options Evaluation

People Cortney Brand

In connection with the Water Resource Options Evaluation for City of Phoenix, LRE Water performed an assessment of options including updating of cost estimates to develop groundwater assets, evaluation and economic analysis of alternative monetization strategies (e.g., solar power development), and identification and evaluation of other options such as divestiture.


Specific activities included conceptual design and economic analysis of various reclaimed water utilization strategies such as direct potable reuse, Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR), and expansion of non-potable water delivery systems. Research was conducted on fixture and appliance turnover rates, the City’s demand projection model was reviewed and enhanced, and a regression model was developed to evaluate which factors have the greatest impact on outdoor water usage.