Rainfall amounts may be minimal here in the low desert, but harvesting rainwater to channel to your landscape plants can be well worth the effort–especially with state tax credits available. Over 7,000 gallons of water a year can be harvested from the rooftop and other surfaces around a typical home. Rainwater is free and contains lots of minerals and nutrients that will boost plant growth. Want to learn more? Check out our rainwater harvesting page that is full of great resources. You may also want to attend Mesa’s February Living Green Workshop titled Harvesting Rainwater for Your Landscape on Saturday, February 12th at 1:30 p.m. at the Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St.

Mesa is one of fifteen Water – Use It Wisely regional partners, many of whom offer water-wise workshops. Check out all of the partner programs from the Water – Use It Wisely calendar on our home page. You can also check out all of our rainwater harvesting links, including tax credit information on our Water – Use It Wisely local resources page.

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