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News & Events

CELEBRATE AZ WATER: CONSERVATION ON THE AMAZING COLORADO RIVER

October 11, 2016

Video: Involving Young People in Colorado River Conservation This blog originally appeared on the Arizona Highways Web site on May 17, 2016. It is being reprinted with permission. An advocacy group hopes its new video, filmed on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, will help highlight the importance of getting young people involved in river ecology and conservation. What …

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HOW TO CREATE A FABULOUS LOW WATER USE LANDSCAPE | PART 1 of 10

September 9, 2016

This past Spring, the Water – Use It Wisely campaign had nearly 11,000 entries to its Drab 2 Fab Backyard Rehab promotion with ABC/15 TV.  If you entered, THANK YOU! If you didn’t win, we invite you to live vicariously through our winners, Lisa and Alan Osborne of Avondale. Today launches a 10-part video series where you will meet the winners. See their drab backyard. …

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SENATOR JEFF FLAKE ASSURES ARIZONA WATER REMAINS ARIZONA WATER

July 30, 2016

As a result of a compromise agreement with Arizona U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, the federal Interior Department has pledged that Colorado River water contributed by Arizona to the effort to stabilize Lake Mead will not be released to any other state “without the consensus of all three Lower Basin States.” Arizona, California and Nevada all have left portions of their …

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HISTORY OF WATER IN THE VALLEY: BECOMING ONE OF THE FIRST FIVE

July 4, 2016

The story of water in the Salt River Valley began more than a thousand years ago, with a group of people we call the Hohokam. The Hohokam lived in the Valley from approximately A.D. 450 to 1450, and constructed a complex network of canals and laterals to support their agriculture. When the first American settlers arrived more than 400 years …

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DRAB TO FAB BACKYARD REHAB: AND THE WINNER IS…

June 2, 2016

In the Spring of 2016, Water – Use It Wisely, along with our fabulous promotional partners, including Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, the Arizona Nursery Association and its Plant Something campaign, and the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association, gave away a backyard makeover through a promotion with ABC15 TV. A remarkable 10,901 of you entered to win the Drab-to-Fab Backyard Rehab …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT LAKE POWELL

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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SAVE THE PLANET, ONE DROP AT A TIME!

April 22, 2016

Head’s up! You’ve been invited to a party for the planet happening worldwide on April 22 and throughout the week locally. The heart of the party is the choicest beverage in the world – fresh, clean drinking water, which makes up less than 1% of the planet’s water. No matter how you choose to celebrate Earth Day, fresh drinking water …

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WATER TOWER TOUR & FINDING LEAKS

April 21, 2016

April is Water Awareness Month and Earth Month. The Water – Use It Wisely partners have many activities throughout the month of April to celebrate. See the Events calendar for exciting happenings around the valley including workshops, tree plantings, festivals, and more. One such event is the Water – Use It Wisely Water Tower that could be traveling to a city near …

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CELEBRACIÓN! DÍA DEL NIÑO AT THE PHOENIX ZOO!

April 6, 2016

Water – Use It Wisely is headed to the Phoenix Zoo on Sunday, April 17, 2016 to celebrate Día del Niño! Join us to celebrate children, animals, Hispanic culture, and water! Learn about water conservation at the Water – Use It Wisely booth. Test your Arizona water knowledge and take home some of our free giveaways! We’ll also have information …

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5 WAYS TO SUPPORT WORLD WATER DAY

March 21, 2016

If you’ve ever been on social media, you might have noticed that there seems to be a “day” for everything – Friends Day, World Nutella Day, and Peanut Butter Day among other fun non-official holidays. But there’s a serious one in March that has more of an impact than any other: World Water Day. On March 22, people around the …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER WITH US AT TONTO CREEK

February 9, 2016

Tonto Creek flows along the northern edge of Tonto National Forest, just beneath the Mogollon Rim in central Arizona. It feeds Theodore Roosevelt Lake, and makes up one of many tributaries that flow into the Salt River. As the creek continues to flow south, forming narrow channels through rocky canyons, it meets the Hellsgate Wilderness. The foreboding wilderness name depicts …

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WATER CONSERVATION EXPO, PROVIDED BY SRP

February 3, 2016

Buy a Smart Irrigation Controller at a Discounted Price: Just $50* Phoenix valley residents are invited to learn about water conservation and Valley water supplies at the ninth annual SRP Water Conservation Expo on March 5, 2016. Approximately 50 exhibitors will be at the event, including municipalities, water organizations, the Water – Use It Wisely campaign, and vendors with water-efficient products. At …

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