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Celebrate AZ Water: American Wetlands Month

This month, we are celebrating American Wetlands Month! When you think of wetlands you might think of marshlands like the Louisiana Delta or the Florida Everglades. What might surprise you is that we do have wetlands in the Arizona desert. Some are natural and some are manmade. What is a… Read More

Arizona Water Pioneers – Part 2 | William Beardsley

Like a late-blooming teenager, 19th century Arizona was still trying to define itself.  Soldiers, miners, and rugged pioneers gradually made their way to Arizona to begin life anew in a challenging landscape. These early pioneers quickly realized water was both the key to their survival and a powerful force to… Read More

Don’t Just Stand There … Plant Something!

Want to improve your quality of life? Plant Something. Seriously. How is a plant or tree possibly going to make life better, you ask? By lowering your heart rate, providing beauty and shade, improving your property value, lowering your energy costs, cleaning the air and water, and creating a more… Read More

Journey Through the Pipes – What Happens to Wastewater?

When we think of wastewater, we usually think of sewage. However, it is also comprised of any used domestic water produced from showers, disposals, washers, and sinks. Furthermore, wastewater can include any used water and water-carried solids from a community that flows to a treatment plant, such as stormwater, surface… Read More

GREASE IS THE WORD: PREVENTING DRAIN CLOGS FROM FATS, OILS AND GREASE

The kitchen is the heart of the home; laughter, conversation, and satisfied appetites can be inspired by the home-cooked meal. Sadly, one less appealing culprit may also find its origin in the kitchen, specifically the kitchen sink: fatbergs, giant globs of fat, oil, and grease that build up and clog… Read More

SIX ACTIVITIES TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT WATER

Last April, I had my Water – Use It Wisely table set up on the back patio of a community center for an Earth Day event. A mom and her two young children were walking by and I heard the older one, about four years old, say, “Hey Mom, look,… Read More

kids brushing teeth

APPRECIATING WATER BY SAVING IT IN SIMPLE WAYS

Just because you’ve heard that the Earth is made up of 71 percent water, it does not mean that you can go ahead and waste it. We all need to appreciate it. If you have not realized how lucky you are that you’re living in a country where fresh water… Read More

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