Archive for April, 2013

Rainwater Harvesting Expert Coming to Phoenix

April 2, 2013

Award-winning Rainwater Harvesting Expert and Author Brad Lancaster is Coming to Phoenix April 12th Friday, April 12th at 6 p.m. Phoenix City Hall Assembly Rooms A, B, C Free to the Public Free Parking in 305 Garage Before 6 p.m. Brad Lancaster, a dynamic teacher, consultant and designer of regenerative systems, will give a talk on general water-harvesting with the …

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Learn About Rainwater Harvesting for Your Landscape

April 8, 2013

By Donna DiFrancesco, City of Mesa Yes, it really is worth harvesting rainwater in the desert… really! Have you ever noticed how plants appear greener and brighter after a good rain? It’s not just because the dust and dirt get washed off. Rainwater is a clean, salt-free source of water that contains many beneficial ingredients for plants. Rain can contain …

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It’s a Party for the Planet!

April 18, 2013

On Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. celebrate Earth Day, conservation and nature at the special Earth Day at the Phoenix Zoo event. Water – Use It Wisely will be joining in on the fun once again with our tropical duck float trivia contest. Children young and old can test their water know-how, then take home one …

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Celebrate National Plumber’s Day on April 25th

April 23, 2013

Most people take plumbing for granted, that is until a plumbing disaster strikes their house and the chaos of blocked drains or clogged pipes ensues.  But a local company, Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber is reminding the public to take a moment to appreciate and salute America’s Plumbers on April 25th – National Plumber’s Day. It is no surprise that …

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Why We Celebrate Trees

April 26, 2013

Today is Arbor Day, a special day set aside to encourage the planting and proper care of trees. And Water – Use It Wisely is celebrating, because trees can help save water. How you ask? A tree can not only add some visual interest to your landscape, but when placed strategically in your yard, its shade can reduce energy use …

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