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Common outdoor water-saving tools

Common outdoor water-saving tools And some not-so-common outdoor water-saving tools Repairing leaks outside (and inside, while you’re at it) Garden Hose Nozzles – The spray from a garden hose nozzle can be directed onto the plants or shrubs that need more water. When you wash your car, use a hose nozzle… Read More

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Links to water-related topics Local Water – Use It Wisely Partners City / Local Water Providers Arizona Municipal Water Users (AMWUA) State/ Regional Salt River Project (SRP) Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) Water Resources Research Center Central Arizona Project (CAP) Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Arizona Water Institute Arizona… Read More

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Here’s the deal… You’ve probably heard about a waterless car wash or a spray on car wash or a dry car wash, but you have absolutely no idea what it is! In this post, we will cover the basics of a waterless car wash, the results you can achieve and how you… Read More

Guest Blog Feature – Ecolo Green Car Wash

Clean your car with just one glass of H2O – By: Ecolo President, Pierrick Bouquet According to the International Car Wash Association, washing your car at home or in the driveway uses between 80 and 140 gallons of water. Also, washing your car at home releases contaminated water directly into… Read More

On the fifth day of water-saving Christmas…

Unless sporting a cut off Judas Priest t-shirt, cranking your favorite metal record and grabbing the hose to give the ole’ Camaro a scrub down is something you look forward to, it’s likely washing your car is more hassle than anything else. Whether using your own driveway or traveling elsewhere,… Read More


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

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-10

WUIW daily tip- Drop your tissue in the trash instead of flushing it and save water every time. # WUIW daily tip- Wash your pets outdoors in an area of your lawn that needs water. # WUIW daily tip- Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the… Read More


Just because you’ve heard that the Earth is made up of 71 percent water, it does not mean that you can go ahead and waste it. We all need to appreciate it. If you have not realized how lucky you are that you’re living in a country where fresh water… Read More

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-24

WUIW daily tip- Collect water from your roof to water your garden. # WUIW daily tip- When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load. # WUIW daily tip- Use a water-efficient showerhead. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can save you up to 750 gallons… Read More

Prepare for Monsoon Season with these 5 Landscape Tips

It’s time to lower the shade umbrellas and batten down the hatches, monsoon season is here! Powerful storms can roll in bringing downpours, wind, hail, dust, microbursts, haboobs … you get the idea. While we love them–but slightly fear them–here are five important tips to consider for your landscape: 1…. Read More


Blustery winds, torrential downpour, and high humidity. Welcome to the desert southwest! All right, perhaps that is an exaggeration. Those are conditions present only for a few summer weeks in the desert southwest. During this time, the Greater Phoenix area can receive half of its annual rainfall in just a… Read More

S-t-r-e-t-c-h Your Water Use

Living in the Southwest means learning to deal with periods of unusually warm temperatures and extended dry periods. Here are some tips to help you maintain your quality lifestyle and landscapes. Adjust Sprinklers, Set Timers – Water only landscaped areas (not sidewalks or streets) and be sure to repair broken sprinkler… Read More