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RAINWATER GARDEN WINS 2014 “CATCH THE RAIN” PHOTO CONTEST

Community Invited to See Best-in-Show Garden at Glendale’s Main Library The City of Glendale’s Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainability Division, known for its award-winning programs, took home another honor. Glendale received top ranking in the 2014 Water Resources Research Center’s “Catch the Rain” photo contest and captured the Best-in-Show prize… Read More

Looking for Color, Shade and Easy Maintenance? Convert from Grass to Xeriscape!

Many valley cities are offering you cash! Cash for your grass that is! The purpose of a grass-to-Xeriscape program is to help customers reduce their landscape water use by half or more by replacing their water-thirsty lawns with landscape plants more suitable for our Sonoran Desert climate. What does Xeriscape mean? Xeriscape (zeer-a-scape) is… Read More

Water Shortages: The Big Picture

The drought and potential shortages of Colorado River water have everyone talking. That’s good news because no one seems to pay attention to water issues if there isn’t a crisis brewing. It’s also the bad news because everyone–pundits, politicians and prognosticator–has an opinion, which makes it tough to determine how… Read More

Storm Water: From The Streets To Your Rivers and Parks

As if you needed a good reason to pick up after your dog, here is yet one more: storm drains. Phoenix, a city of blue skies and sunshine, maintains an 895-mile storm drain system. Desert storms are few but the hard and fast rain rushes across yards, driveways, sidewalks and… Read More

Clinton Global Initiative Helps Transform PHX Renews

What can 650 college students, 100 veterans, and 150 community leaders accomplish in just three hours? They can turn a vacant lot into a neighborhood educational venue. In March, former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton brought together students from across the country and around the world to Arizona State… Read More

Five Ways to Celebrate Arizona Water Awareness Month

April is Water Awareness Month (WAM) in Arizona! The purpose of WAM is to create a greater awareness of water issues through community education, action and celebration. Arizona’s first Water Awareness Month (WAM) was proclaimed in April 2008 by the governor’s office to help create a culture of conservation. The… Read More

July is Smart Irrigation Month!

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… Read More

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Celebrate National Plumber’s Day on April 25th

Most people take plumbing for granted, that is until a plumbing disaster strikes their house and the chaos of blocked drains or clogged pipes ensues.  But a local company, Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber is reminding the public to take a moment to appreciate and salute America’s Plumbers on April… Read More

Fixing Leaks for the “Not a Plumber” Crowd

Chasing leaks is hard work, fixing them is a walk in the park Leaks can be more than annoying. For every drip that keeps you awake at night, there is an associated expense for wasted water. The good news is that common leaks found in the home are easy to… Read More

Adventure ALERT!

October 20th is Water – Use It Wisely Day at Arizona Science Center! PHOENIX, Ariz. (October 17, 2012) – As part of their crusade to show people how to save water, Water – Use It Wisely is teaming up with Arizona Science Center on October 20th by adding water-related games… Read More

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