Southern Arizona Water Users Association

John Kmiec


Marana Water

Joseph Olsen

Vice President

Metro Water District

Brian Wong


BKW Farms

Geoff Caron


Sahuarita Water Company

SAWUA Officers

The Southern Arizona Water Users Association (SAWUA) is comprised of 15 members, including the largest water providers in the Tucson region, wastewater reclamation entities, and agricultural water users. 

The Association coordinates in the development of effective water resource policy and planning in an effort to preserve and enhance the quality and quantity of the region's water resources.

SAWUA’s aim is to provide one voice from Southern Arizona on water legislation and issues. SAWUA has effectively protected and advanced water issues in the region. 

SAWUA is a voluntary nonprofit organized in 1999. Read More.

SAWUA Members


The Southern Arizona Water Users Association (SAWUA) is at the forefront of achieving long-term water security in Southern Arizona. In partnership with area water professionals including: Pima Association of Governments (PAG), Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District, Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR), Central Arizona Water Conservation District, and the University of Arizona, SAWUA has embarked on a three year study with the US Bureau of Reclamation. The study aims to understand the balance of water uses and supplies within the Tucson Active Management Area (TAMA) and impact from climate change, infrastructure needs, and uncertainty about the future. View the LSCR Basin Fact Sheet and vist our Studies page for more information.

Water Issues in Southern Arizona 2016 Forum