Southern Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project (SAVSARP)
Pima County, Arizona
Owner Tucson Water Department
Engineer Malcolm Pirnie
This initial phase was designed to recharge and recover up to 60,000 acre-feet per year of Colorado River water delivered via the Central Arizona Project. Using 3.5 sq miles of formerly agricultural land, the project dramatically increases the amount of CAP water recovered, provides opportunities for water banking, and generally increases access to potable water in the area.
- Approximately 9,700 LF of 60" bar-wrapped concrete cylinder (CCP) pipe; 5,200 LF of 54" CCP pipe; 5,600 LF of 42" CCP, DIP, or high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe; 6,670 LF of 24" HDPE pipe.
- 9 recharge basins with associated inlet structures and control facilities.
- Extensive roadways and flood control levees.
- 3.5+ sq miles earthmoving.