News & Events

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…your plumber?

May 12, 2014

A new breed of service professionals is coming to the forefront of the plumbing industry. Behold, the current generation of Superhero Plumbers, armed with the education, energy, and drive guaranteed to change the way you look at the person you called to come fix that leaky faucet. These special plumbers are called Green Plumbers, and they truly stand apart from …

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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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Celebrate AZ Water Photo Contest

May 1, 2014

In a state full of picturesque landscapes, the most lasting images are the ones that feature water. From canyon streams to shimmering lakes, morning dew on ponderosas to rain puddles in backyards, something about capturing water scenes in Arizona inspires awe. For the second annual Water – Use It Wisely Celebrate AZ Water Photo Contest, we’re once again putting the …

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Save Water. Win a Prius.

April 22, 2014

Which American city can be the most water-wise this year? As many of you already know April is Water Awareness Month (WAM) in Arizona! If you are looking for additional ways to become involved in your city’s water conservation goals here is an easy and rewarding – and AWARDing – way to celebrate WAM and that is by taking the National …

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Celebrate Trees for Arbor Day!

April 18, 2014

April is Water Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation and how to select and water landscape plants correctly. But another exciting event to celebrate in April is Arbor Day, a special day set aside the last Friday in April to help focus our attention on the importance of trees in our environment. Did …

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Adventure Alert – It’s a Party for the Planet!

April 15, 2014

Water – Use It Wisely will celebrate Earth Day with SRP and other conservation-minded community partners at the Phoenix Zoo on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will music, crafts and activities for the young and the young-at-heart. Test your water-sense with our super cute plumber duckies – answer correctly and you can take one home! We’ll also …

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What’s All the Buzz about Pollinator-Friendly Plants?

April 9, 2014

April is Water Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation and how to use water more efficiently. But another exciting event to celebrate in April is Earth Day, a special day set aside each year on April 22nd to help focus our attention on the importance of protecting our environment. One easy way you …

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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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The New Smart Home Water Guide is Hot off the Press, Literally!

April 1, 2014

Still hot from this week’s printing, the new Smart Home Water Guide is available to help residents find and repair leaks. Isn’t it time to start repairing leaks and saving money in your piggy bank again? According to the EPA, the average household loses more than 10,000 gallons of water each year through leaks—the same amount of water needed to …

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Our Valley’s Water Story: From Watershed to Showerhead

March 24, 2014

Glendale Hosts Free Presentations on Valley’s Water History and Future Are we in a drought? Do we have enough water for the future? Bring your water questions to this free program hosted by the Glendale Water Services Department in partnership with the Salt River Project (SRP). Learn about our Valley’s unique water history and how water is being managed for …

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Fix a Leak Week: Chasing Down Leaks & Running Toilets

March 5, 2014

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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S-t-r-e-t-c-h Your Water Use

March 4, 2014

Living in the Southwest means learning to deal with periods of unusually warm temperatures and extended dry periods. Here are some tips to help you maintain your quality lifestyle and landscapes. Adjust Sprinklers, Set Timers – Water only landscaped areas (not sidewalks or streets) and be sure to repair broken sprinkler heads promptly. As Water-Saving Tip #102 says: Apply water only …

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