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

MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO SAVE WATER TODAY

Resolve to Save Water in the New Year Start 2018 out the right way by saving water and money inside and outside your home. Water – Use it Wisely can help with an interactive home water audit that is so user-friendly, the whole family can get in on the fun…. Read More

5 Ways to Save Water You’ve Probably Never Thought Of

It’s no secret that many people are trying to cut down on water consumption to save more water. While you’re probably familiar with shutting off the faucet while you brush your teeth, and showering instead of using the bathtub (which you may do already), there are a few other ways… Read More

EASY STEPS TO BE WATER EFFICIENT IN THE WORKPLACE

You may not know it, but Arizona has been a leader in managing water for decades. From innovative ways to store water to treating wastewater to conservation efforts, our desert state is a role model on how to best preserve this limited natural resource. While there are many good water stewards… Read More

TOP TEN REASONS TO CONVERT TO XERISCAPE!

Maintaining an attractive and healthy lawn is not easy in our desert climate. While bermudagrass (our summer-active turf) is drought and heat tolerant, it still requires a great deal of time, resources and energy to keep it looking good. If a year-round green lawn is desired, winter ryegrass needs to… Read More

DO YOU NEED TO OVERSEED? 10 REASONS TO SKIP THAT WINTER LAWN

It’s one of the great debates. Like Yankees vs. Red Socks, Democrats vs. Republicans, cat lovers vs. dog lovers, there are those who overseed their grass vs. those who don’t. Why the great debate? Well, it’s hard to say exactly how it all started, but it likely has something to do with… Read More

PREVENT WATER RUNOFF – TRY CYCLE AND SOAK

Our heavy clay soils are very fertile, but have very small pore spaces and are slow to accept water. Infiltration rates are well below one-tenth an inch per hour across most of the metro Phoenix area. On slopes or compacted, heavy clay soils, water is generally applied faster than it can… Read More

FOUR EASY WAYS LARGE COMPANIES CAN REDUCE WATER WASTE

Large companies can reduce water waste. Reducing water waste is incredibly important as a means to address the global water crisis. For some easy ways to reduce the waste in your company, read on for four top tips and helpful advice 1. Assess Your Current Water Usage Assess your buildings or other… Read More

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