Archive for October, 2014

Salinity Rebate Program – First of its Kind in Arizona

October 2, 2014

Why Salt is a Problem Increased salinity in water supplies in Arizona, and specifically Maricopa County, is an issue of growing concern. As people try to combat the natural water hardness of Arizona water supplies using conventional water softeners, increased discharge levels of salt are introduced into sewers, treatment plants and, at times, into groundwater aquifers through recharge. The increased …

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Get Your Irrigation System in Order for Fall

October 8, 2014

The cool season brings with it the renewal of the mind and body—gone are the long, hot summer days, at least for the foreseeable future. So what better time to get out into your yard and examine the state of your irrigation system? As Water Conservation Specialists, we often see overwatering of the landscape in the fall months.  Plants simply …

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Create a Water-Wise Herb Container Garden

October 21, 2014

Do you enjoy using fresh herbs when you cook? If so, you probably know how expensive they can be. What if fresh herbs were as close as your garden? Herbs are easy to grow and aren’t fussy. You may be surprised to find that herbs make great container plants and are a great alternative to flowering annuals. So, why should …

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Fall Planting – Wildflowers and More!

October 22, 2014

Fall is a fantastic time to plant because soil temperatures are still warm, encouraging root growth and development while allowing plants to get better established before next summer’s heat sets in. Also, with cooler temperatures, plants need less water and it is a much more forgiving time of year to put new plants in the ground. It’s also the time …

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Outdoor Water Use – Fall Checkup

October 29, 2014

Fall is here! And it’s a great time to conduct an outdoor water use checkup, which could help you save water and money. Here are some tips to help you get started: Watering As temperatures begin to drop, you’ll need to water your landscaping less frequently. Make sure you water thoroughly and deeply at each watering. This way, roots are …

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New Kids Page and Kids Contest – Did Someone Say Disneyland?!

October 30, 2014

It’s time to get out of the kiddie pool and check out the new, all-grown-up Water – Use It Wisely Kids page. It has a slick new look and is easier to navigate than ever, so kids and adults can poke around, have fun and learn about water conservation in new ways. Parents and teachers will love our water saving tip posters. …

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