2017-02-11 Prescott's Water Portfolio

2017-02-11 Prescott's Water Portfolio from CWAGAZ on Vimeo.

Does Prescott have enough water? What rules govern the management of our water supply? City of Prescott Water Resource Manager Leslie Graser answers this question.

The City of Prescott’s water management history begins in 1881; however, it is was not until 1980 and 1998 that the City’s water management took on the regulatory structure we know today. Graser discusses the City’s water portfolio and explains how the physical supply is documented, the types of water the portfolio contains, and how that water volume supports existing and future community needs.

In late 2009, Leslie Graser was hired as the City of Prescott’s Water Resource Specialist. Graser's past work experience includes seven years in Statewide Water Planning at the Arizona Department of Water Resources and five years in the Hydrology Division. She has a B.A. in Hydrology from the College of Engineering and Mines at the University of Arizona. 

The program concluded with audience Q&A.


  • "Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners."
    Mark Udall
  • "Water is the driver of Nature."
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water."
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1746
  • "...and since flow of information is to spirit what water is to life, we'd best think about how to keep the pipes free and unclogged."
    Raphie Frank
  • "In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference."
    Rachel Carson
  • "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."
    Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • "Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine
  • "Water is everywhere and in all living things; we cannot be separated from water. No water, no life. Period..."
    Robert Fulghum
  • "It's the water. Everything is driven by the water."
    Mike Thompson
  • "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over."
    Mark Twain