Archive for June, 2017

SAVING WATER IN SWIMMING POOLS: 5 WAYS TO CUT POOL WATER LOSS

June 9, 2017

Additional measures to prevent liquid losses from your backyard resort This is Part 2 of a 2-part series on swimming pool water conservation. This article was originally posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on April 11, 2016, and is being reprinted with permission. Fighting evaporation is crucial to making your pool water-efficient. That’s why we outlined specific tips for …

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GLOBAL WATER DANCES ARRIVES IN SCOTTSDALE

June 16, 2017

This is the first year that Global Water Dances will be performed in Arizona. I first heard of Global Water Dances five years ago when I was living in Connecticut. I was in the middle of a certification program in movement analysis. Part of my training included using movement and dance as a tool to build communities and social cohesion. …

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HERE’S TO WINE AND WATER

June 19, 2017

A Water Fund and an Exchange for the Verde River The Verde Valley of north-central Arizona doesn’t boast vineyards of the extent and or tradition of fine vintages from the Napa or the Willamette valleys. However, if Eric Glomski has anything to say about it, those growers will soon take notice of what he’s up to on the banks of …

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HOW THE PHOENIX ZOO “RAINED” IN THEIR WATER SAVINGS

June 21, 2017

The Phoenix Zoo is committed to making positive changes with our water use, and setting an example for guests to follow. For example, one of the easiest and most effective ways we’ve conserved water over the past several years has been tracking water meters month to month. In effect, this helps locate even the smallest of leaks much faster, and …

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PLANT OF THE MONTH – CORDIA

June 23, 2017

Lovely, white blossoms of not one, but two different types of cordia, add welcome beauty to the arid landscape throughout the warm season, including summer. Cordias are large shrubs that are underused in the garden and deserve more attention due to their ability to thrive in full sun and shrug off the summer heat. Their evergreen foliage looks great all …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER – ARIZONA FALLS SHOWCASES ART, HISTORY, AND TECHNOLOGY

June 27, 2017

The transformation of a historic waterfall by SRP and the Phoenix Arts Commission allows Phoenix-area residents to experience something old and something new. Arizona Falls, formed by a natural 20-foot drop along the Arizona Canal just east of 56th Street and Indian School, was reopened in June 2003 as a restored hydroelectric plant and neighborhood-gathering place where visitors can learn, …

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DRAB TO FAB BACKYARD REHAB: AND THE WINNER IS…

June 30, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the winner of this year’s Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab giveaway. DRUMROLL please! Congratulations to Paul M. from Tempe, Arizona! Out of a record-breaking 11,576 entries, Paul has won a gorgeous Xeriscape landscape makeover package valued at $9,000. Paul, who grew up in Scottsdale and is a flight attendant with American Airlines, is thrilled for the …

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