CAP typically has more than 60 water users that fall into three primary user groups. They use CAP’s Colorado River water to run businesses, water crops and maintain households, all of which is critical to the quality of life in Arizona.
The user groups are:
- Municipal and industrial: CAP delivers “raw” water to cities and water utilities that then treat the water they deliver to stakeholders.
- Agricultural: CAP’s agricultural water users are primarily large irrigation districts that deliver water to farmers. The majority of CAP water is used for agriculture.
- Native American Tribes: Through a contract with the U.S. Department of the Interior, CAP delivers water to Native American Tribes in central and southern Arizona. The tribes may use their water in their community or lease it to others.
CAP establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with water users, tribal nations and regional, state and federal agencies. These relationships help CAP respond to emerging issues affecting CAP and its stakeholders and advance the understanding of policy issues important to CAP operations and the entire state.