News & Events

News & Events

5 STEPS FOR A DRAB-TO-FAB BACKYARD REHAB

April 18, 2016

Convert a water-thirsty yard into a water-wise escape. Whether you’re landscaping a yard for the first time from the soil up or planning to overhaul an existing one, landscape projects can be exciting but also daunting. Add to that our challenging Sonoran Desert climate and years of drought, and all-of-a-sudden, planning a landscape makeover poses a whole new set of challenges …

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PRESERVE THE QC: A JUNIOR HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

April 16, 2016

How do you encourage teenage students to care about their community and the environment? Engaging junior high students in conservation education can be challenging but also very rewarding. Preserve the QC is an award-winning presentation created by the Environmental Education Exchange (E3) and the Town of Queen Creek, Arizona. An interactive multi-media format is used in the classroom to educate …

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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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PLANT OF THE MONTH: CASSIAS

March 29, 2016

Cassias are native to the warm regions of Australia and Africa. Many of the Australian and North American species previously called Cassia have been reclassified to the genus Senna. However, these plants are still widely sold in our local plant nurseries under the scientific name of Cassia. Most cassias have fine textures foliage and bloom from late winter through spring. Most …

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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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CAPTAIN RUN AGROUND: BEHIND THE SCENES OF BEYOND THE MIRAGE

March 15, 2016

Water Mirage Found in Desert Cities A boat yard, crammed full with more than a hundred powerboats, sailboats and pontoon boats, bakes in the white washed light of a hot Mexican sun. Standing within the maze of bleached white hulls laid crisscross within the yard, Cody Sheehy, the captain of the 47-foot sailboat Endymion, is striking deals with the locals. His …

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FLUSHING OUT LEAKS THAT ARE DRAINING YOUR BUDGET

March 14, 2016

Leaks are small annoyances, but those persistent little drips can add up quickly, wasting valuable water and costing homeowners money. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average U.S. home can lose up to 10,000 gallons of drinking water a year to minor leaks. Nationally, household leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted annually. That’s …

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LIBERTY WILDLIFE: REHABBING BIRDS AND WATER

March 11, 2016

Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3), invites you to Wild About Wildlife, its inaugural fun fair event! Water – Use It Wisely will be in attendance with a booth and fantastic giveaways. Roughly 6,000 injured, ill, or orphaned animals are brought for care to Liberty Wildlife each year.  That has added up to 80 or 90 thousand animals over …

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FINDING LEAKS MADE EASY

March 9, 2016

Find and Fix Leaks with Scottsdale Water’s Workshops The Internet is a fantastic educational resource; however, research has shown that students overwhelmingly prefer books over electronic text. While learning about DIYs online is convenient (like when your faucet decides to noisily drip at 3 a.m.), there is just something irreplaceable about learning directly from an expert with a guide in …

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HOW TO COMBAT WATER POVERTY

March 4, 2016

We often take water for granted. Most of us expect water to flow from the tap every time we need it. If it does not, it is usually because our utility company is doing work in our neighborhood, or someone overlooked the bill. This is but a minor inconvenience that is easily remedied. Widespread water poverty in Mad Max: Fury …

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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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