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RIO VERDE, ARIZONA’S FIRST CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

January 28, 2016

In 2015, Rio Verde – a private community located 40 miles northeast of Phoenix – earned the Green Community Award and was designated as the first Certified Sustainable Community in Arizona by Audubon International, a non-profit environmental education organization. Rio Verde was the first community in the Western United States and the second private community in the country to earn this award …

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STUDY: WATER CONSERVATION REDUCES THE COST OF YOUR WATER SERVICES

August 10, 2017

When Everyone Conserves, Everyone Saves Water conservation has been a bedrock element of water management in Arizona for the last several decades. Water conservation is built into our communities where summer highs remain above 100 degrees and rain is a rare blessing. We conserve to stretch water supplies, assure a sound economic future for our grandkids, and keep our environment …

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Fixing Leaks for the “Not a Plumber” Crowd

March 5, 2013

Chasing leaks is hard work, fixing them is a walk in the park Leaks can be more than annoying. For every drip that keeps you awake at night, there is an associated expense for wasted water. The good news is that common leaks found in the home are easy to fix – they include worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER – 100 YEARS STRONG: SRP AND RECLAMATION PARTNERSHIP HELPED SHAPE THE WEST

October 30, 2017

SRP and government officials recently celebrated the centennial anniversary of a partnership between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and SRP. Among the guests at the Washington, D.C., reception hosted by SRP were Sen. Jeff Flake and Reps. Trent Franks, Raúl Grijalva, David Schweikert, Paul Gosar, Martha McSally, Ruben Gallego, Andy Biggs and Tom O’Halleran. The 1917 agreement between SRP and …

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Celebrate National Plumber’s Day on April 25th

April 23, 2013

Most people take plumbing for granted, that is until a plumbing disaster strikes their house and the chaos of blocked drains or clogged pipes ensues.  But a local company, Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber is reminding the public to take a moment to appreciate and salute America’s Plumbers on April 25th – National Plumber’s Day. It is no surprise that …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER: 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN PROJECT ACT

October 2, 2018

On September 30, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson, signed into law the Colorado River Basin Project Act. Fifty years is a long time, especially to those who have lived that long, but to understand the impact of the Colorado River Basin Project Act, I actually think you need to look back even further to a story that began almost exactly …

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July is Smart Irrigation Month!

July 20, 2013

What are you doing to celebrate Smart Irrigation Month? At Water – Use It Wisely, we’re always ready to celebrate the promotion of efficient water use and using water wisely! And, according to the Irrigation Association, that’s what Smart Irrigation Month is all about. Efficient Irrigation System Tips Automatic watering or sprinkler systems should be properly programmed to deliver just the right …

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How Are Arizona Cities Promoting Water Conservation?

February 12, 2019

“Here’s the bottom line: We’re in a 19-year-drought,” said Gov. Doug Ducey in his 2019 State of the State address. “It’s going to get worse before it gets better.” According to Ducey, securing the state’s water future is now Arizona’s most pressing issue. More than one-third — about 36 percent — of Arizona water comes from the Colorado River, making …

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Five Ways to Celebrate Arizona Water Awareness Month

April 4, 2014

April is Water Awareness Month (WAM) in Arizona! The purpose of WAM is to create a greater awareness of water issues through community education, action and celebration. Arizona’s first Water Awareness Month (WAM) was proclaimed in April 2008 by the governor’s office to help create a culture of conservation. The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) partners with organizations throughout …

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Water – Plant It Wisely: The Ultimate Spring Planting Resource

March 4, 2020

This spring, learn how beautiful water conservation can be. Spring is in the air; in the sweetness of the citrus buds, in the warmth against your skin, in the vibrant colors of blooming shrubs. Time to put your garden gloves and shovel to work and get your landscaping on par with the rest of Mother Nature. Water – Plant It …

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Clinton Global Initiative Helps Transform PHX Renews

May 9, 2014

What can 650 college students, 100 veterans, and 150 community leaders accomplish in just three hours? They can turn a vacant lot into a neighborhood educational venue. In March, former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton brought together students from across the country and around the world to Arizona State University to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI …

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Can It Be Flushed? The Answer is Likely, NO!

April 15, 2020

THIS IS GOING TO “Be GROSS” It’s time to talk about something unpleasant, folks, because what you flush matters, and I’ll tell you why. Hold onto your seats while I take you through a guided tour of a typical wastewater treatment plant. SOCKS, BASEBALLS, AND RUBBER DUCKIES. OH MY. On any given day, wastewater treatment operators encounter a staggering variety …

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