Water Supply in Our Region
The Metro Water District relies almost entirely on surface water to meet the needs of the region. Access to groundwater is negligible, so we must rely on our small rivers and streams for water supply and capture and store rainfall in reservoirs to provide relief in times of drought. Our water story is unique, which is why water management is critical.
Small Rivers at the Headwaters
Negligible Access to Groundwater
Reliance on Reservoirs
In order to keep up with demand, the Metro Water District works with local, regional and state governments, as well as water utilities and a host of stakeholders to promote some of the most aggressive water supply and conservation efforts in the country.