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WANT TO SAVE WATER? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!

December 28, 2016

Just like a carbon footprint, every person, every business, and every product has a water footprint. “The water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of freshwater used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the business.”  (Hoekstra, A.Y., Chapagain, A.K., Aldaya, M.M. and Mekonnen, M.M. …

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Get Your Irrigation System in Order for Fall

October 8, 2014

The cool season brings with it the renewal of the mind and body—gone are the long, hot summer days, at least for the foreseeable future. So what better time to get out into your yard and examine the state of your irrigation system? As Water Conservation Specialists, we often see overwatering of the landscape in the fall months.  Plants simply …

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WHAT MAKES WATERSENSE?

May 5, 2015

Do you know about ENERGY STAR products? Of course, you do… created in 1992, the blue label with its signature star has been helping consumers identify devices that use 20-30% less energy than federal standards (you may also see the label in the lower right corner of the yellow EnergyGuide label that you find on appliances showing the annual cost …

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5 REASONS YOUR HOME SHOULD HAVE A SOLAR WATER HEATER

February 27, 2018

“If there is magic on this planet,” wrote anthropologist and naturalist Loren Eiseley in 1957, “it is contained in water.” If Eiseley were still alive, he would surely applaud the fact that more and more people in today’s society are waking up to the importance of conserving our water supplies. Yet he would doubtlessly point out that the magic of …

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WHICH WATER EFFICIENCY PROGRAM IS BEST FOR YOU?

November 11, 2015

You may not be an irrigation or water nerd like us, but if you are, you’ve likely heard of the two major types of water efficiency programs: WaterSense and SWAT. But what are the differences? First, a bit of historical context. SWAT History SWAT, or Smart Water Application Technologies, an initiative of the Irrigation Association (IA), is a national partnership of …

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BOOST THE VALUE OF CONTROLLER INSTALLATIONS WITH NEW RECYCLING PROGRAM

August 19, 2017

Replacing an old irrigation controller may mean increased water savings and sustainability, but doing so typically adds to the growing pile of discarded electronics taking up space in landfills. But now you can recycle your old irrigation controller. Only 20 percent of electronic waste is recycled, but Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, Rachio and Blue Star Recyclers launched a new …

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Why We’re for Water: Take the Pledge Today

January 1, 2019

“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” — Jacques Cousteau Arguably, water is cheap. In the United States, on average, tap water costs less than $3 for 1,000 gallons — or mere fractions of a penny per gallon. Compare that to the cost of bottled water at the store, or filling up at your local …

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Safer Choice is a Great Choice for Clean Water

August 21, 2018

Growing up in Florida, surrounded by water, I’ve always enjoyed the many recreational opportunities on its lakes, rivers, springs, and beaches. Spending so much time in such beautiful and pristine surroundings instilled in me an appreciation for the natural environment, as well as a sense of its fragility and need for its preservation. These feelings persist, perhaps even more strongly, …

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Holiday Shopping at Your Local Businesses

November 27, 2019

The holidays are here and no doubt, this can be a stressful time when deciding on your gift-giving. And this year, there are six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than there were last year so you’re going to have to work more efficiently. But don’t fret (or spill your water), we’re here to help make your shopping a snap …

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ATTEND THE FREE 2020 SRP WATER CONSERVATION EXPO

January 28, 2020

Salt River Project (SRP) invites Valley customers to learn about water conservation and water supplies at the 13th annual SRP Water Conservation Expo on March 7, 2020, from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a “smart” irrigation controller at a discounted price, attend classes and receive a water-efficient Evolve showerhead (one per household while supplies last). …

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Make Saving Water a No-Brainer – It Just Makes WaterSense!

June 21, 2020

One method of saving water is by changing our behavior. For instance, some of us (me included) had to retrain ourselves to wash the dishes without leaving the water running. But, wouldn’t it be great to save water without thinking about it? Imagine saving this precious resource with everyday activities, like showering, or even the activities you do multiple times …

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AZ Water Blueprint: A User- Friendly, One-Stop Shop For Insight On AZ’s Water Resources

August 27, 2020

In many respects, the Arizona Water Blueprint – a data-rich, interactive map of Arizona’s water resources and infrastructure created by the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University – could not have been rolled out at a better time. Research into Arizona’s varied sources of water is approaching an all-time high. The Governor’s Water Augmentation, Innovation and Conservation Council is examining potential …

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