Santa Cruz Providers and Users Group was formed in 2007 in response to the decline in the south Pima County aquifer and
public concern for the sustainability of our water supply. Our area of interest is the portion of the Santa Cruz River
valley north of Elephant Head Road and south of Pima Mine Road. Early work of
the group centered on defining the extent of the problem and achieving
community consensus on the resulting statistics. That work is completed having
received a thorough review by Pima County Staff.
Current work is progressing along two tracks: creating a plan for bringing CAP water to the south end of our area and empowering our organizational structure to undertake fundraising and project development.
receive government grants, corporate contributions and even tax-deductible contributions by individuals. We
are developing the means to raise these funds and manage them prudently to
finance our research and design projects.
Bureau of Reclamation has joined with USCPUG to lay the groundwork for
transportation and use of CAP water throughout our area. The work will be
cooperatively funded by the federal government and local resources. Much more
work remains to be done within USCPUG and across the community.
We have a
well functioning Board of Directors comprised of representatives of the
sponsoring members: Green Valley Domestic Water Improvement District, Community
Water Company of Green Valley, Farmers Investment Co. & Farmers Water Co.
and Sahuarita Water Company.
maintains this website to allow public access to our project reports,
organizational documents, and water-related information.