Surprise, Surprise. . .Every Drop Really Does Count!

It may not seem like much, but every drop counts!  The water you save by turning off that faucet when brushing your teeth or by taking a slightly shorter shower can lead to hundreds, and even thousands, of gallons (and dollars!) saved in the long run. During the month of… Read More

Share your best water-saving tips with the world

At Water – Use it Wisely we’ve been dedicated to providing people simple tips and tricks to save water. But we got to thinking that it shouldn’t just be us providing tips. Undoubtedly, there are some of you out there that have discovered some creative ways to save water that… Read More

On the fifth day of water-saving Christmas…

Unless sporting a cut off Judas Priest t-shirt, cranking your favorite metal record and grabbing the hose to give the ole’ Camaro a scrub down is something you look forward to, it’s likely washing your car is more hassle than anything else. Whether using your own driveway or traveling elsewhere,… Read More

Water treatment plant closure gives everyone a chance to conserve…

In a recent Los Angeles Times article, reporter Ann Simmons points to the fact that the water supply in Antelope Valley, California is set to be greatly reduced starting Dec. 7 for dramatic system upgrades. From Dec. 7 to Dec. 13 the 165,000 residents of Antelope Valley and its surrounding… Read More

Looking to join the cause? Here’s a good place to start…

Since it’s launch in 2000, Water – Use It Wisely has worked to provide individuals with easy tips and tricks to help them save water in their everyday lives.  Immediately the campaign worked.  What started as an Arizona-based initiative, soon blossomed into one of the largest water conservation efforts in… Read More

Youth Making Noise About Water Conservation

Youth Noise, a social networking site for people under the age of 27 who like to connect based on deeper interests than Paris Hilton’s wardrobe and want to get engaged within a cause, just hosted its inaugural DROP Water Summit at Parsons New School for Design in New York. The… Read More

Create a Desert Winter Wonderland

The weather outside is far from frightful – in fact, it’s downright delightful.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t create your own “Winter Wonderland” in the Arizona desert.  The winter months provide a perfect opportunity to experiment with container gardening, which can add some amazingly colorful – and even flavorful… Read More

Water Words that Work

The web’s function as the world’s electronic card catalog system and its ocean of information is both its blessing and its bane.  So much info, so little time. As the new Water – Use It Wisely website strives to “give voice to water – YOUR voice,” we will cull through… Read More

Low Water Use Plant Guide Grows Online

Valley Cities Join Forces Ten cities have one message for you: low-water-use plants save water. The municipalities of Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe have banded together to provide an online guide to water conserving plants. The guide depicts plants that defy conventional expectations for… Read More

Glendale Outdoor Classroom Receives Prestigious Award

Mediation, an artist designed outdoor classroom, received a Crescordia Award at the Valley Forward Association’s 28th Annual Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony on September 6th.  The Crescordia is the highest award given by Valley Forward for public art. Mediation was designed by colab Studio of Tempe.  The outdoor classroom is part… Read More

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