CAN I PUT GREASE DOWN THE DRAIN?

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, oil, and grease (also known as FOG), that… Read More

TOP TEN REASONS TO CONVERT TO XERISCAPE!

Maintaining an attractive and healthy lawn is not easy in our desert climate. While bermudagrass (our summer-active turf) is drought and heat tolerant, it still requires a great deal of time, resources and energy to keep it looking good. If a year-round green lawn is desired, winter ryegrass needs to… Read More

DO YOU NEED TO OVERSEED? 10 REASONS TO SKIP THAT WINTER LAWN

It’s one of the great debates. Like Yankees vs. Red Socks, Democrats vs. Republicans, cat lovers vs. dog lovers, there are those who overseed their grass vs. those who don’t. Why the great debate? Well, it’s hard to say exactly how it all started, but it likely has something to do with… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT ROOSEVELT LAKE

Tamara C. shared this photo overlooking Roosevelt Lake and bridge from a rocky shoreline. Click to view a larger photo. ABOUT THE LAKE Roosevelt Lake was created in 1911 after the completion of Theodore Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River as part of the Salt River Project. The dam enabled early settlers… Read More

PREVENT WATER RUNOFF – TRY CYCLE AND SOAK

Our heavy clay soils are very fertile, but have very small pore spaces and are slow to accept water. Infiltration rates are well below one-tenth an inch per hour across most of the metro Phoenix area. On slopes or compacted, heavy clay soils, water is generally applied faster than it can… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER: ALAMO LAKE

We want you to Celebrate AZ Water at Alamo Lake. Some people say that Alamo Lake State Park is the “best kept secret” of the Arizona State Parks system. From the pictures that we have included here, which were part of Water – Use It Wisely’s 2013 Celebrate AZ Water… Read More

Wild Burros, possibly descended from burros brought to Alamo Lake by Spanish explorers

FOUR EASY WAYS LARGE COMPANIES CAN REDUCE WATER WASTE

Large companies can reduce water waste. Reducing water waste is incredibly important as a means to address the global water crisis. For some easy ways to reduce the waste in your company, read on for four top tips and helpful advice 1. Assess Your Current Water Usage Assess your buildings or other… Read More

BOOST THE VALUE OF CONTROLLER INSTALLATIONS WITH NEW RECYCLING PROGRAM

Replacing an old irrigation controller may mean increased water savings and sustainability, but doing so typically adds to the growing pile of discarded electronics taking up space in landfills. But now you can recycle your old irrigation controller. Only 20 percent of electronic waste is recycled, but Ewing Irrigation &… Read More

STUDY: WATER CONSERVATION REDUCES THE COST OF YOUR WATER SERVICES

When Everyone Conserves, Everyone Saves Water conservation has been a bedrock element of water management in Arizona for the last several decades. Water conservation is built into our communities where summer highs remain above 100 degrees and rain is a rare blessing. We conserve to stretch water supplies, assure a… Read More

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