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As Arizonans, we know how important water is to our communities. That is why we work together to conserve and protect our water resources. At Global Water Resources (Global Water) we take great pride in being a responsible water, wastewater, and recycled water utility and that’s why, like many...
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It might be easy to think of irrigation practices as modern commodities or technologies. Especially in Arizona, where the scorching desert heat makes keeping plants and crops healthy, particularly challenging. While irrigation practices are constantly evolving, some can be traced back to early...
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As we all work together to fight the spread of the coronavirus, Arizona’s water providers can take great pride in knowing they are playing a critical role in public health. It starts with the delivery of clean water to homes and businesses.So when it comes to the quality of water, there is no...
AZ Project Wet Online water Festivals
Creating excitement about learning is always the goal for Arizona Project WET (APW). Even with schools closed for safety during the pandemic, APW staff and student Water Educators stepped up to provide unique opportunities for students to learn about water in the comfort of their own homes.When we...
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An automated irrigation system waters your yard without you having to think about it – and that’s the problem. If you set your controller and then forget it, this convenient device can cost you money, waste precious drinking water, and weaken your trees and plants. Forgetting an irrigation...
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Did you know that in Arizona up to 70% of water is used outside the home? Considering this substantial water use, it’s no surprise that more landscape plants in Arizona die from overwatering than underwatering. By conserving water outdoors not only will you save water and money, but you’ll...
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While many people are having a difficult time finding and purchasing toilet paper, it is causing an existing problem to become an even bigger one. Despite what packaging says, flushable wipes are in fact not flushable. Only the three P’s belong in the toilet: pee, poo, and (toilet) paper. All other...
July Smart Irrigation Month 2019
July is Smart Irrigation Month and with more than half of the drinking water in the Valley used outdoors for the primary purpose of irrigating landscapes, it may be time to learn how to optimize your automated irrigation controller for maximum efficiency. If an irrigation system is well managed, a...
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In 2019, Governor Doug Ducey proclaimed the third week of March as Fix a Leak Week. It is a time to remind all residents of Arizona to check their household fixtures and irrigation systems for common household leaks including dripping faucets, broken irrigation sprinklers, and worn-out toilet...
Monsoon Desert
Parts of the desert Southwest experience seasonal “monsoon” activities during the summer from approximately June 15 through September 30.We encourage residents to establish a four-step plan for monsoon season:Write and rehearse a family communication plan that identifies a meeting place and...
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Riparian areas and wetlands are the links between land and water. They are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth and are thought of as "ribbons of life," networking across various landscapes and biotic communities.Within Arizona, local communities are finding ways to protect these...
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Our warmest thanks to all our partners in celebrating this year’s Water Awareness Month. It was a wonderful month celebration and we were so moved to see all our partners and their communities come together to celebrate. So, we are delighted to share a few highlights from Water Awareness Month 2018...
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Office buildings, schools, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, and other commercial and institutional facilities can use a significant amount of water and energy in their daily operations. In most cases, electricity or gas is used to purify and pump water to a facility, in addition to heating water. So...
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The Sonoran Desert is one of the most ecologically diverse deserts in the world with more than 2,000 native plant species and hundreds of wildlife species. Special adaptations have allowed plants and animals to survive and thrive in this desert climate for thousands of years. Over the past...
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 Ever wonder how your water use adds up? Use the new Gilbert water calculator to see how much water your household needs. Compare the calculator’s results with your actual use to see if you have room for savings.Remember, water needs will vary depending on the size and type of the...
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Water efficiency is becoming increasingly important to community water systems within Arizona from a resource management and economic perspective. Not only do these water systems serve residents year-around providing water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning but they also serve various businesses...
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By proclamation of the Governor in 2008, it is Water Awareness Month in Arizona.So, what do you suppose that means?On a personal level, being “water aware” almost universally means learning to conserve water. It is a precious and scarce resource, after all. As citizens of an...
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Keynote speaker Clint Chandler of ADWR assures rural growers and residents that their issues are a top priority for Gov. Ducey: "We ask you to stay tuned."Irrigated agriculture in Arizona is a $17 billion-per-year industry in transition, according to speakers at a widely acclaimed...
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To the “end user” – the Tempe or Tucson homeowner turning on the tap to fill a kettle for a cup of tea – it is all just water. In composition, color and consistency, it is no different from the liquid pouring forth from taps anywhere else in the U.S.It is clear, clean and...
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Like most communities across Arizona, the Cities of Mesa and Glendale historically considered stormwater to be a nuisance that needed to be quickly eliminated through an expensive pipe and channel system. Today is different. Mesa and Glendale are shifting the stormwater paradigm and...
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The list of challenges to living sustainably can be lengthy.Conserving energy. Protecting precious resources, such as water, in times of scarcity. Buying locally. Thinking globally.It’s getting to be quite the to-do list for the citizen of good conscience. Everyone wants to live sustainably....
STEM Cirriculum
During back to school time, Arizona students will be excited to hear their teachers’ plans for them to learn about water in the upcoming year.  Through Arizona Project WET‘s Systems Thinking Academy, teachers prepared to bring water into their classrooms, utilizing new Aqua STEM units, while...
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As a rule, industries with an economic reliance on a valuable resource tend to be extremely careful in how they use it.Farmers in Yuma County and elsewhere in Arizona, for example, have become experts in laser leveling fields, crop management and water-conserving irrigation techniques.The same is...
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In a 3.2-acre space hemmed in by traffic noise, office buildings and warehouse construction sits a living classroom. The University of Arizona’s Maricopa County Cooperative Extension is a place to learn by doing – plant and nurture desert landscapes, grow vegetables and herbs, or create a rainwater...
The City of Phoenix began municipal water utility operations in 1907. Today, Phoenix Water treats and distributes tap water to 1.5 million customers daily, manages the city's sewer system, and handles wastewater treatment operations for 2.5 million residents in the Valley of the Sun. Our...
Arizona’s legacy of carefully managing its water supplies over the years isn’t so much about preparing for drought. Not precisely.More than anything, it has been about Arizonans taking control of their own destiny. The years devoted to planning and investing from the creation of...