Archive for June, 2015

HOW TO CONSERVE WATER AND ENERGY IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM

June 1, 2015

Small changes can make a big impact in terms of overall water consumption — and that’s especially true in the laundry room. When it comes to the way you do regular laundry, taking a few simple measures can save significant water and energy. So what are some of the best ways to conserve water in the laundry room? How can …

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WINNING WITH WAYNE DROP – OUR 2015 KIDS CONTEST WINNER!

June 12, 2015

The 2015 Water – Use It Wisely Kids Contest was another splashing success, and this year’s winner can look forward to an entire summer of exciting activities. We received nearly 800 submissions from kids who downloaded the Where’s Wayne Adventure Book to learn about Arizona’s most important natural and man-made water features. Our grand prize winner was nine-year-old Victoria from …

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PLANT OF THE MONTH: PROSOPIS MESQUITE

June 19, 2015

Prosopis, commonly known as mesquites, are extremely adaptable and tolerant to a wide range of growing conditions. They adjust to little or abundant water and will survive during times of drought by slowing down their growth. Mesquites have supplied shade, food, and medicine for people of the desert for ages. Because every part of the tree is useful, it is …

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GARDENS: WHY YOUR CITY WANTS TO INSPIRE YOU

June 22, 2015

Etched on the wall at the entrance of the City of Scottsdale’s Xeriscape Garden is this: “Demonstrating the Beauty of Saving Water.” That is a lovely explanation of why some cities plant and nurture free public demonstration gardens. These gardens are thriving examples of how homeowners, businesses, and HOAs can create lush and colorful gardens and landscapes using very little …

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