Archive for December, 2017

25 YEARS OF WATER EFFICIENCY ACROSS THE US

December 1, 2017

Twenty-five years ago this week, President George H.W. Bush ushered the federal government into our bathrooms. This turned out to be a good thing. The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 92), approved with bipartisan support in Congress and signed by Bush 41 on October 24, 1992, contained the first national standards requiring water efficiency in new consumer products. Despite …

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Plant of the Month – Bear Grass

December 5, 2017

Bear Grass Plant Description Bear Grass, Nolina microcarpa, looks like a clump of coarse grass, at maturity 4 feet high and 6 feet wide. The leaves are 3-4 feet long and about 1/4-inch wide at the base, narrowing to a frayed tip. The leaf margins are finely toothed. A loose cluster of greenish white flowers appears on a 3-foot stalk …

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EASY STEPS TO BE WATER EFFICIENT IN THE WORKPLACE

December 11, 2017

You may not know it, but Arizona has been a leader in managing water for decades. From innovative ways to store water to treating wastewater to conservation efforts, our desert state is a role model on how to best preserve this limited natural resource. While there are many good water stewards out there, there is plenty of opportunity for business owners …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: PLAN A DAY AT THE LAKE WITH SRP’S WATERSHED CONNECTION WEBSITE

December 15, 2017

Before you begin your next Arizona adventure check out WatershedConnection.com to see hydrology and weather data about your favorite outdoor places. Their new website provides near real-time data for stream flows, lake levels, boat ramp elevations, and other data to help you plan your next trip. “Anglers, boaters, and other outdoor enthusiasts have told us that the data is useful …

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USE THESE ONLINE GAMES TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT WATER

December 20, 2017

Managing a scarce resource like water is serious business.  But come on, educating on how to use water wisely can and should be fun, especially if you want your message to resonate with kids. We’ve assembled a collection of some of the best online water conservation games. Here are a few examples from the Water – Use It Wisely campaign, …

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