GARDENS: WHY YOUR CITY WANTS TO INSPIRE YOU

Etched on the wall at the entrance of the City of Scottsdale’s Xeriscape Garden is this: “Demonstrating the Beauty of Saving Water.” That is a lovely explanation of why some cities plant and nurture free public demonstration gardens. These gardens are thriving examples of how homeowners, businesses, and HOAs can… Read More

PLANT OF THE MONTH: PROSOPIS MESQUITE

Prosopis, commonly known as mesquites, are extremely adaptable and tolerant to a wide range of growing conditions. They adjust to little or abundant water and will survive during times of drought by slowing down their growth. Mesquites have supplied shade, food, and medicine for people of the desert for ages…. Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US ON THE VERDE RIVER!

The Verde River begins in the town of Paulden, Arizona and runs for over 190 miles, supporting a lush galley forest consisting of dense groupings of cottonwoods and willows. The first 137 miles of the Verde River flow freely before reaching Horseshoe Reservoir. The heart of the river is the… Read More

Verde River Arizona

WINNING WITH WAYNE DROP – OUR 2015 KIDS CONTEST WINNER!

The 2015 Water – Use It Wisely Kids Contest was another splashing success, and this year’s winner can look forward to an entire summer of exciting activities. We received nearly 800 submissions from kids who downloaded the Where’s Wayne Adventure Book to learn about Arizona’s most important natural and man-made… Read More

JOURNEY THROUGH THE PIPES – WHAT HAPPENS TO WASTEWATER?

When we think of wastewater, we usually think of sewage. However, it is also comprised of any used domestic water produced from showers, disposals, washers, and sinks. Furthermore, wastewater can include any used water and water-carried solids from a community that flow to a treatment plant, such as storm water,… Read More

HOW TO CONSERVE WATER AND ENERGY IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM

Small changes can make a big impact in terms of overall water consumption — and that’s especially true in the laundry room. When it comes to the way you do regular laundry, taking a few simple measures can save significant water and energy. So what are some of the best… Read More

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