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

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

CONSERVATION FOR KIDS: TOP TIPS AND TRICKS

Conservation for Kids  Just like it’s crucial to teach kids about the importance of saving water, it’s also important to teach children that certain wildlife needs protecting too. Not only is it rewarding to see your child grow up to respect the environment, but engaging them with the wilderness has many… Read More

SAVE YOUR TREES FROM MONSOON DAMAGE

Monsoon season is upon us and one important change you can make to help prevent ‘wind throw” (trees blowing over) has to do with watering. You should avoid watering near the trunk. Wet soil near the trunk discourages roots from growing out to the edge of the canopy where they should… Read More

Save your trees from monsoon damage

FOUR TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR BACKYARD GREEN WHILE SAVING WATER

Discover how to keep your backyard healthy and environmentally friendly Maintaining a sustainable backyard can be difficult during summer months. However, you can keep your yard green and healthy without water waste by implementing these four tips. Take advantage of native plants Keeping your backyard healthy and vibrant starts with… Read More

MAKE YOUR BACKYARD POND AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSET

With a shift away from grass-filled lawns that require water, energy, and resources like gas and oil to maintain, many people are seeing the benefits of more natural landscaping environments that include water features. Below are some methods you can use to maximize the positive environmental impact of your backyard… Read More

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE ARE RULES FOR USING GRAY WATER

Minimal rainfall in Arizona is a great reminder of why we need to use water as wisely as possible.  This includes informing ourselves about the ever-increasing and innovative ways to recycle all types of water, such as the water from our washing machines, bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks. These are… Read More

HOW THE PHOENIX ZOO “RAINED” IN THEIR WATER SAVINGS

The Phoenix Zoo is committed to making positive changes with our water use, and setting an example for guests to follow. For example, one of the easiest and most effective ways we’ve conserved water over the past several years has been tracking water meters month to month. In effect, this… Read More

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