Who Uses Reclaimed Water for Irrigation?

In 1984, Tucson Water served its first reclaimed water customer with a single purple pipe. Today we serve more than 1,000 customers and the system includes 173 miles of pipe, 15 boosters, and 6 reservoirs. Reclaimed water customers primarly use this renewable water source for irrigation, but it can also be used for dust control, fire fighting, toilet flushing, and industrial purposes. Recharge sites that use recycled water create wildlife habitat. Our customers include:

  • 37 parks and 62 schools, including the University of Arizona
  • more than 700 single-family homes
  • 17 golf courses

A reclaimed system story map provides more information about this system and our customers.

City Parks
Armory Park Menlo Park*
Children's Museum Mission Manor Park
Escalante Park Quincie Douglas Center
Freedom Park Reid Park
Ft. Lowell Park Rio Vista Park
Golf Links Park Rodeo / Rudy Garcia Park
Groves Park Rolling Hills Park
Himmel Park Santa Cruz River Park
Jacobs Park Santa Rita Park
James Thomas Park Santa Rosa Park
Jessie Owens Park Stefan Gollub Park
Joaquin Murrieta Park Steve Daru Playground
Juhan Park Sunnyside Park
La Madera Park* Swan Park
Lakeside Park Udall Park
Lincoln Park Vista Del Prado Park
McCormick Park  


Pima County Parks
Alamo Wash Rillito River Park
George Mehl Rillito Race Track & Park
Kino Sports Park Santa Cruz Linear Park


Golf Courses
49er's Country Club  
Arizona National Golf Club Heritage Highlands
Arthur Pack (Pima County) La Paloma
Del Urich (City) Randolph North (City)
Dove Mountain #1 and #2 Skyline Country Club
El Rio (City) Starr Pass
Fred Enke (City) Tucson Country Club
Gallery North & South Ventana Canyon


ES = Elementary School
MS = Middle School
HS = High School

Tucson Unified School District
Blenman ES Lyons ES
Booth/Fickett E&MS Manzo ES
Brichta ES Marshall ES
Carillo ES Maxwell MS
Carson MS Menlo Park ES
Catalina HS Mission View ES
Cavett ES Myers/Ganoung ES
Cragin ES Naylor MS
Davidson ES Pueblo HS
Dodge MS Reynolds ES
Doolen MS Roberts ES
Drachman ES Robison ES
Erickson ES Rose ES
Ford ES Sam Hughes ES
Fort Lowell ES Santa Rita HS
Henry ES Steele ES
Holladay ES Townsend MS
Hollinger ES Tully ES
Howenstine HS Utterback MS
Kellond ES Whitmore ES
Dietz ES Safford MS
Ochoa ES Sahuaro HS
Sunnyside Unified School District
Drexel ES Mission Manor ES
Los Amigos ES Ocotillo MS
Vail School District #20
Civano Community School Civano MS*
Civano ES Rincon Vista MS
Other Schools
Arizona School for Deaf & Blind Southside Community School
Castle Hill Day School St. Gregory
Catalina Foothills HS University of Arizona
Pima Community College  

* Reclaimed water is used for flushing toilets.