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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

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

HOW TO USE OLLA IRRIGATION

Use of low-fired, clay ceramic vessels (ollas) is an ancient technique for the efficient irrigation of crops. First, in use in China and North Africa more than 4,000 years ago, the technique has spread throughout arid regions of the world. The use of ollas (pronounced oh-yahs) can save the gardener time, energy,… Read More

GARDENS DEMONSTRATE THE BEAUTY OF XERISCAPE

Visiting a xeriscape demonstration garden, which showcases low-water-use plants, is an excellent way to get new and innovative ideas for your home landscape. You won’t have to travel far, as a number of the Water – Use It Wisely partners feature unique demonstration gardens right in your own community. Plan… 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

RUN FOR A CAUSE, RUN FOR WORLD WATER 5K & 1K

Reaching Everyone with water and sanitation that lasts forever is only possible through the action of many individuals — the “ones” who come together for the good of everyone. Join the Arizona committee of Water For People to give “meaning to your miles” at the Seventh Annual Run for World… Read More

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