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News & Events

Community Gardens Flourish in PHX Renews

October 18, 2013

Have you driven by the intersection of Central Avenue and Indian School Road and wondered what is behind the art hanging on the fence?  There is a new community venture sponsored by Mayor Greg Stanton and Keep Phoenix Beautiful that has brought public, private businesses and government agencies together as partners to show neighborhoods ways they can turn blighted vacant lots into …

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’Tis the Season . . . for Planting!

September 30, 2013

From leafy greens to desert-adapted trees, October is an ideal time to plant in the low desert because the daily air temperatures are more moderate, yet the soil is still warm. This gives plants, especially trees, some time to get established before the frost hits. October is also a good time to scale back on your irrigation frequency, especially for …

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Dive into Your Community and Watersheds, Become a Master Watershed Steward!

September 17, 2013

Master Watershed Stewards are doing great things in their communities! What great things are they doing? This spring, Robert Kampfe organized trash clean-up and invasive species removal at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area;  Peggy Thomas is currently working to have “Watch for Wildlife” signs posted along the Bush Highway along the Salt River to protect vital wildlife in the …

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Breaking it Down: The Basics of Composting

September 12, 2013

Water – Use It Wisely offers one of my favorite tips: water-saving tip #7 Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time. Composting is not only a great way to recycle your kitchen scraps, it also makes better use of your green yard waste. The finished mulch can be added to vegetable or …

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Detecting Water Leaks

August 19, 2013

Have you recently found yourself staring at your water bill in disbelief, thinking, “How could I have used that much water?” Sometimes, high water bills are due to summertime water use, such as landscape watering or keeping the swimming pool full. But, you may also want to look for hidden water loss, such as toilet leaks or broken sprinkler heads. …

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Saving Water on Landscaping Couldn’t Be Easier!

August 13, 2013

Over half of household water use – in some cases up to 70% – takes place outdoors, on our landscapes. That means watering your yard efficiently is one of the best and easiest ways to save water overall. Check out one of our Water – Use It Wisely partners, Mike Buettner from the City of Peoria, showing Terry Ouellette from …

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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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Water Tips for Summer

July 12, 2013

John Smith, owner of R2K Plumbing – The Arizona Green Plumbers, spoke to Frontdoors News Network about some simple – and FREE – ways to save water, especially during the hot weather. All it takes it changing a habit or two.

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Interactive Landscape Guide

June 19, 2013

By Leeann Yacuel, Salt River Project (SRP) Summer months increase water demand for landscapes. The Together We Conserve site features tips on how customers can save water and SRP’s management role in the Valley’s water supplies. SRP is offering an interactive Water Efficient Landscape Guide, which provides professionally inspired landscape design ideas. The guide groups representative photos into multiple categories, …

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What are the best gifts to shower Mom with?

May 10, 2013

Water-friendly ones, of course!  Here are some great Mother’s Day ideas that are bound to please your Mom and Mother Earth as well. Thinking of ways to “shower” Mom with love this Mother’s day?  Showerheads and faucet fixtures are the “jewels” of the plumbing world and make a great gift that any practical Mom will appreciate.  On top of that, …

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Six Easy Ways to Reduce Your Landscape Water Use

May 8, 2013

If you want to create a healthy, attractive landscape and one that saves water to boot, then you can’t go wrong with Xeriscape. This concept of landscape design follows seven horticultural principles, including good planning, low water use plants, appropriate turf areas, efficient irrigation, soil improvements, use of mulches and lastly, proper maintenance. The way you maintain your landscape can …

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Why We Celebrate Trees

April 26, 2013

Today is Arbor Day, a special day set aside to encourage the planting and proper care of trees. And Water – Use It Wisely is celebrating, because trees can help save water. How you ask? A tree can not only add some visual interest to your landscape, but when placed strategically in your yard, its shade can reduce energy use …

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