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The utility provided water service to an average of 226,000 potable services per month in Calendar Year (CY) 2012, serving approximately 709,000 people (just over 70% of the population of the Tucson metropolitan area) within a 350 square-mile service area. About one-third of the utility's customers reside outside the city limits. Residential accounts (single family, multi-family and duplex/triplex) make up nearly 93% of all potable metered connections.
Tucson Water's potable system is composed of more than 200 active production wells, 4,300 miles of delivery pipelines, 124 boosters to move water around the delivery area, and 65 storage facilities capable of storing nearly 280 million gallons. The system represents a customer investment of more than $1 billion.
In CY 2012, Tucson Water pumped 104,037 acre feet (AF) of potable water for customers in the Tucson Water service area. Tucson Water pumped another 2,754 AF of potable water for delivery to other water providers. The 104,037 AF of potable water pumped equates to a total potable gallons per capita per day (GPCD) of 131 gallons.
In CY 2012, Tucson Water potable metered deliveries were approximately 93,250 (AF) to customers in the Tucson Water service area. Tucson Water delivered another 2,701 AF to other service areas around the area. Total potable deliveries (93,250 AF) for CY 2012 were about 117 GPCD. About 75% of all potable deliveries went to single family and multifamily residential customers. Tucson Water residential potable deliveries for CY 2012 were about 90 GPCD.