Archive for May, 2019

Remodel Your Bathroom with Water Savings in Mind

May 7, 2019

The U.S, like many other countries across the world, experiences periods of drought. It’s a stark reminder of the invaluable nature of our water sources; a resource we simply cannot live without. The responsibility of the conservation of our water supplies comes down to each and every one of us. With an ever-growing population, every drop of water counts just …

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Plant of the Month: Desert Ruellia

May 13, 2019

Vibrant purple color, lush green foliage, and a long bloom period combine in the form of desert ruellia (Ruellia peninsularis). This Southwestern native thrives in full sun and shrugs off the intense heat in summer. The arrival of spring is greeted by a large flush of purple flowers, which contrast beautifully against the bright green leaves. Flowering will continue through …

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Arizona Water Pioneers – Part 2 | William Beardsley

May 17, 2019

Like a late-blooming teenager, 19th century Arizona was still trying to define itself.  Soldiers, miners, and rugged pioneers gradually made their way to Arizona to begin life anew in a challenging landscape. These early pioneers quickly realized water was both the key to their survival and a powerful force to reckon with. Water, in the Arizona territory, was a double-edged …

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Celebrate AZ Water: American Wetlands Month

May 24, 2019

This month, we are celebrating American Wetlands Month! When you think of wetlands you might think of marshlands like the Louisiana Delta or the Florida Everglades. What might surprise you is that we do have wetlands in the Arizona desert. Some are natural and some are manmade. What is a Wetland? Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil or …

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Water Conservation Matters and It’s In Your Hands

May 28, 2019

When you stare out at the ocean or turn on your kitchen faucet, it’s easy to believe that water is an infinite resource. The truth is that clean drinking water is very limited. In fact, only one percent of the water on earth is suitable for human consumption. Sadly, this water is being polluted so quickly that it is difficult …

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