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

CELEBRATE ARIZONA WATER WITH US AT TRES RIOS WETLANDS

The Tres Rios Wetlands is a constructed wetland system located in southwest Phoenix that enhances the plant and wildlife that depend on the Salt and Gila Rivers. The water that supports the wetlands is reclaimed wastewater that has been treated to drinking water quality. The Wetlands consist of 480 acres… 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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DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S BEYOND THE MIRAGE?

Want some objective, in-depth information about the water situation in Arizona and the Southwest? How about getting involved in raising awareness of what needs to be done to avert a water crisis? We have the water we need now, but what about the future? Beyond the Mirage is an award-winning multi-pronged… 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 CREATE A FABULOUS LOW WATER USE LANDSCAPE | PART 1 of 10

This past Spring, the Water – Use It Wisely campaign had nearly 11,000 entries to its Drab 2 Fab Backyard Rehab promotion with ABC/15 TV.  If you entered, THANK YOU! If you didn’t win, we invite you to live vicariously through our winners, Lisa and Alan Osborne of Avondale. Today launches a 10-part video series… Read More

MONSOON SEASON: 5 COMMON LANDSCAPE MISTAKES

In writing about the monsoon season, I’m hoping we do not jinx having more storms. The monsoon season in the Valley is a great time of year for suddenly cooler temperatures and extraordinary sunsets, but it makes caring for desert landscapes a bit more mysterious. There’s more weather than usual:… Read More

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT LAKE POWELL

Lake Powell began filling in 1963 after the completion of Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River by the federal Bureau of Reclamation. The 710-foot-high hydroelectric dam creates the second largest man-made lake, or reservoir, in the U.S. The lake stretches 186 miles along the Colorado River from Page, Arizona to… Read More

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