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YES, VIRGINIA, THERE ARE RULES FOR USING GRAY WATER

July 11, 2017

Minimal rainfall in Arizona is a great reminder of why we need to use water as wisely as possible.  This includes informing ourselves about the ever-increasing and innovative ways to recycle all types of water, such as the water from our washing machines, bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks. These are collectively referred to as “gray water”.  In Arizona, gray water …

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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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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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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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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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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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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: HASSAYAMPA RIVER PRESERVE – AN OASIS IN THE DESERT

May 29, 2017

Welcome to the Hassayampa River Preserve, an oasis in the desert. Nestled amongst a ribbon of green along Highway 60 is a modest yet important conservation area known as the Hassayampa River Preserve. The Preserve consists of approximately 789 acres along the Hassayampa River, just south of Wickenburg. The Hassayampa River is one of the few undammed rivers in Arizona …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER – HAWLEY LAKE

April 28, 2017

Nestled in the tall, cool pines in east-central Arizona, on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation, is Hawley Lake. At just over 8,000 feet, and abundant with spruce, pine and aspen, this 300-acre lake is one of Arizona’s highest in elevation. The climate is cool and refreshing during the spring, summer and fall, making it a great place to escape …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER | BOULDER CREEK

March 30, 2017

This article originally appeared on March 20, 2013 at WildernessDave.com and was reprinted with permission. The photo at the end of this blog by David C. was the winner of our Spring 2014 Celebrate AZ Water Photo Contest from over 1,000 entries. The contest provided a stunning opportunity to celebrate the importance and wonder of water in Arizona and to reflect …

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REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL RUN FOR WORLD WATER

March 6, 2017

Give meaning to your miles by running in the 6th Annual Run for World Water and help Water for People reduce water poverty in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Central and South America. The event includes a 5K run, 1K walk and Kid’s lollipop run. The 5k course is USATF certified and will be professionally timed by Race Timers. …

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DESERT PLANTS ARE GREAT AT MULTI-TASKING

February 26, 2017

Plants provide many functions for the landscape February is a great time to plant in the low desert as temperatures are still cool and roots can get established before the heat sets in. Perhaps you are looking to add or replace a few plants to your landscape, create a new focal point with sculptural cacti or accent plants, or you …

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ARIZONA GOLF INDUSTRY REBOUNDS AS AN ECONOMIC DRIVER, STUDY FINDS

February 2, 2017

University of Arizona researchers find that water-related best management practices are reducing golf-course reliance on fresh water A University of Arizona study of the golf industry in Arizona has found that golf – with an economic impact of $3.9 billion in 2014 — has re-established its footing as an important driver of the state’s economy following the tumult of the …

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