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Rainwater Harvesting Expert Coming to Phoenix

April 2, 2013

Award-winning Rainwater Harvesting Expert and Author Brad Lancaster is Coming to Phoenix April 12th Friday, April 12th at 6 p.m. Phoenix City Hall Assembly Rooms A, B, C Free to the Public Free Parking in 305 Garage Before 6 p.m. Brad Lancaster, a dynamic teacher, consultant and designer of regenerative systems, will give a talk on general water-harvesting with the …

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Looking for Color, Shade and Easy Maintenance? Convert from Grass to Xeriscape!

August 7, 2014

Many valley cities are offering you cash! Cash for your grass that is! The purpose of a grass-to-Xeriscape program is to help customers reduce their landscape water use by half or more by replacing their water-thirsty lawns with landscape plants more suitable for our Sonoran Desert climate. What does Xeriscape mean? Xeriscape (zeer-a-scape) is a term that defines a creative approach to landscaping that …

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May 26, 2016

Lake Powell began filling in 1963 after the completion of Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River by the federal Bureau of Reclamation. The 710-foot-high hydroelectric dam creates the second-largest man-made lake, or reservoir, in the U.S. The lake stretches 186 miles along the Colorado River from Page, Arizona to Hite, Utah. Located within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the …

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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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March 13, 2018

The desert cities in Central Arizona have withstood 22 years of ongoing drought without imposing emergency conservation measures, such as those California ordered in 2015. Much of the credit goes to a groundbreaking piece of legislation called the Arizona Groundwater Management Act. The 37-year-old law is responsible for Arizona’s reputation as a leader in water management. The true story of …

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Celebrate AZ Water: Wetlands – The Buffer Zone Between Life and Loss

March 26, 2019

Squeals of delight can always be heard from eager students attending any of the numerous riparian field trips Arizona Project WET holds every year. Whether empowered with simple collection devices they’ve created themselves or armed with sophisticated water sampling technology, these intrepid students poke, prod, and ponder the unique mysteries only wetlands hold. In the process, they become keenly aware …

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WaterSense Labeled Homes: Building in Water Savings for Arizona

October 11, 2021

We all know that water is an important resource, and Arizonans may understand that better than those in other parts of the country. In an area such as Central Arizona, saving water not only saves money and energy, but it also helps to ensure that communities will be able to grow and thrive for the next generation. WaterSense® is here …

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Learn About Rainwater Harvesting for Your Landscape

April 8, 2013

By Donna DiFrancesco, City of Mesa Yes, it really is worth harvesting rainwater in the desert… really! Have you ever noticed how plants appear greener and brighter after a good rain? It’s not just because the dust and dirt get washed off. Rainwater is a clean, salt-free source of water that contains many beneficial ingredients for plants. Rain can contain …

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Overseeding A Winter Lawn?

September 11, 2014

I hear the whirring of the lawn mowers and see the dust in the air. It’s overseeding season! It’s a familiar scene in neighborhoods across the Valley every fall… the sound of a roaring lawn mower trailed by a cloud of dust. Immersed in the dusty fog is a homeowner or landscaper engaged in the seasonal ritual of scalping a …

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5 Common Landscape Mistakes During Monsoon Season

August 10, 2020

We know, we know, we are in the middle of a “nonsoon.” But hear us out, it will happen (hopefully, one day, maybe soon, we hope…). Monsoon season in the Valley can be a great time of year for suddenly cooler temperatures and extraordinary sunsets, but it makes caring for desert landscapes a bit more mysterious. There’s more unusual weather …

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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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Celebrate AZ Water: The Business of Water, 2018 WRRC Annual Conference

February 23, 2018

No matter who you are or where you live, you are affected by the business of water. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, The Business of Water will be front and center at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center’s (WRRC’s) Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union in Tucson, Arizona. Join us as …

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