MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO SAVE WATER TODAY

Start 2017 out the right way by saving water and money. Water – Use it Wisely can help with an interactive home water audit that is so user-friendly, the whole family can get in on the fun, while learning more about water conservation. To get started, visit www.wateruseitwisely.com and click… Read More

WANT TO SAVE WATER? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!

Just like a carbon footprint, every person, every business, and every product has a water footprint. “The water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of freshwater used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the… Read More

CELEBRATE ARIZONA WATER AT THE RIPARIAN PRESERVE AT WATER RANCH

In 1986, the Town of Gilbert began storing treated wastewater in a pond at Cooper and Elliot roads. It did not surprise town officials that the pond attracted birds, but they were surprised by how many people the birds attracted. Unprepared for birdwatchers, the town fenced the pond. The lesson… Read More

GREASE IS THE WORD: PREVENTING DRAIN CLOGS FROM FATS, OILS AND GREASE

The kitchen is the heart of the home; laughter, conversation, and satisfied appetites can be inspired by the home-cooked meal. Sadly, one less appealing culprit may also find its origin in the kitchen, specifically the kitchen sink: fatbergs, giant globs of fat, grease, and oil that build up and clog… Read More

DESERT LANDSCAPING: TEN TIPS FOR WINTER WATERING

Here’s one of the easiest ways you can save money and water: learn how to manage your irrigation controller. AMWUA cities’ conservation professionals continue to report that many homeowners, businesses and HOAs irrigate their landscapes throughout the winter as if it were still 110 degrees outside. It’s such a waste… Read More

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GARDENING THE GREEN WAY

Gardening can be a great way to relieve stress, grow your own food and even save some money on monthly groceries. So once you’ve decided to start growing your own garden, take a second to assess what you will need to start your project. Many times you’ll find out that… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER: CONSERVATION ON THE AMAZING COLORADO RIVER

Video: Involving Young People in Colorado River Conservation This blog originally appeared on the Arizona Highways Web site on May 17, 2016. It is being reprinted with permission. An advocacy group hopes its new video, filmed on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, will help highlight the importance of… Read More

HOW TO WATER YOUR LANDSCAPE EFFICIENTLY | PART 4 OF 10

The best time to think about how you’ll water your landscape is actually before you install it. That’s because a healthy and efficient landscape plan considers how much water your plants need and how best to get that water to the root systems of your plants. This week’s video brings… Read More

WHY DON’T YOU GIVE IT A BREAK THIS YEAR?

Considering a winter lawn? Consider the benefits of forgoing a winter lawn this season instead. Not only do winter lawns use more water than dormant Bermuda (warm season) grass, they cost more, take more maintenance, and can weaken the Bermuda lawn. Each year, more people are embracing the monetary, time,… Read More

FOUR SIMPLE WAYS TO HELP OUT WITH THE DROUGHT

They’ve been hard to miss … stories about drought, Colorado River water shortages and mandatory water restrictions in California. Luckily, through good planning, Arizona is in better shape at the moment. But, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be making our best effort to save every drop possible. Saving water… Read More

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