Environment and Sustainability Archives - Water Use It Wisely

Keep the Splash In Your Pool: Is Your Pool Leaking?

Summer is almost here, the temperatures are heating up, and that means it’s almost swim season. So now is the time to get your pool in tip top shape, which includes determining if your pool is leaking. In our dry, Arizona desert climate, the typical swimming pool can evaporate its… Read More

10 PRUNING TIPS FOR HEALTHIER, PRETTIER DESERT TREES

Investing in a tree adds shade to your yard, value to your home, and is a gift to your city. The Cool Urban Space Project by the City of Phoenix, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University showed that a goal of 25 percent canopy could reduce near-ground temperatures in the city… Read More

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PLANT OF THE MONTH: IN CELEBRATION OF TREES FOR ARBOR DAY

All about Arbor Day April 27 is designated as National Arbor Day, a holiday set aside to celebrate the significant role trees play in our lives and our environment. It is also a day to promote the planting and care of trees. The founder, J. Sterling Morton, had the idea… Read More

APRIL IS ARIZONA WATER AWARENESS MONTH | 10 YRS CELEBRATING H2O!

Water is a serious subject in Arizona. The availability and quality of our water supply is critical to our quality of life and our state’s status as a world-class destination. That’s why this essential and precious resource was recognized by Arizona’s governor in 2008 with an Executive Order that designates… Read More

5 REASONS YOUR HOME SHOULD HAVE A SOLAR WATER HEATER

“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…. Read More

Celebrate AZ Water: The Business of Water, 2018 WRRC Annual Conference

No matter who you are or where you live, you are affected by the business of water. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, The Business of Water will be front and center at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center’s (WRRC’s) Annual Conference, which will be held at the University… Read More

MICHAEL PHELPS JOINS EFFORT TO HELP ALL OF US HAVE CLEAN WATER

It’s hard to picture Michael Phelps without thinking of sparkling pools of abundant water. But the Olympic swimming champion and Paradise Valley resident realizes not everyone is fortunate enough to have sufficient clean water for everyday necessities, let alone enough to swim in. That’s why he’s teaming with Colgate to help raise… Read More

Garden of the B’s: A Restoration Story

Garden of the Bs: Arizona’s oldest high school, Mesa High, once offered a thriving agricultural education program to its students that included use of a field on campus for growing crops and grazing animals. But since the retirement of the program’s last teacher over 25 years ago, that one acre… Read More

Why We’re for Water: Take the Pledge Today

“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… Read More

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