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On Monday, Governor Doug Ducey proclaimed the third week of March as Fix a Leak Week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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 conference on issues facing Arizona ag earlier this week at the University of Arizona.

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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 plentiful water. A basic building block of an American community.

So, what’s so complicated about that?

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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 recognizing stormwater as a resource that can be used to promote healthy urban communities.

The City of Phoenix began municipal water utility operations in 1907.