Come see the Water Tower in Fountain Hills!
Our 136 gallon Water Tower Pyramid is making its debut at the Town Hall at Fountain Hills, AZ for the very first time! It is set up in the rotunda just as you come in to the front entrance of Town Hall so you can’t miss it. If you haven’t seen this impressive structure before, you can take advantage of its time in Fountain Hills as it will be displayed for the whole month of...
Wayne Drop and Charlie "The Recycling Chimp" Join...
Last Saturday, Water – Use It Wisely mascot, Wayne Drop, and Charlie “The Recycling Chimp” visited the City Hall at the Mall event at the Superstition Springs Mall in Mesa, Arizona. Together they make a great pair because the more we recycle, the more water is conserved! Did you know that recycling one ton of paper can save 7,000 gallons of water?! Manufacturing a product from recycled...
Green Your Home and Save Water
The City of Mesa’s free “Living Green” workshop series continues Saturday, May 14, at 1:30 p.m. with a seminar on Green Remodeling: The Greenest Building is the Existing One, presented by Philip Beere, Founder of GreenStreet Development. The program will take place at the Mesa Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Road in Mesa. When building or remodeling your home, there...
Arbor Day is Friday!
Friday, April 29th is Arbor Day a special day set aside to encourage the planting and proper care of trees. So what do trees have to do with saving water? Let’s take a look: 1. A well placed tree can reduce energy use in your home up to 40%. Did you know that the electrical power industry is one of the greatest consumers of water for cooling and other processes? This means that saving...
Earth Day at the Phoenix Zoo
Party for the Planet with Water - Use It Wisely at Earth Day at the Phoenix Zoo, Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find our booth at the Harmony Farm area to learn about water and how to live sustainably. Check out our quacking trivia challenge as everyone who plays will win a prize! Learn more about Earth Day at the Phoenix Zoo.
Water—Use It Wisely to Exhibit at BIG Green Expo
Stop by the Water—Use It Wisely booth at this year’s BIG Green Expo to see how your water use stacks up! You will be amazed at our pyramid of water jugs depicting Valley home water usage each day. Get your free raffle ticket at our booth (#602) and your chance to win over 35 prizes with values up to $300. Learn more about the prizes on the Water—Use It Wisely site. And, for visiting...
Mesa’s upcoming Living Green Workshop, Desert...
Learn how to make your landscape a wildlife-friendly space. Mary Irish, horticulturist and author will educate you on the best plants to select, and how to minimize or eliminate the need for pest control or fertilization. She will show how to make your yard a magnet for birds, butterflies and other desert wildlife all while using plants that are water efficient too! Join us Saturday April 9th,...
Earth Hour 2011
Many often think of being ‘green’ as a practice that focuses on energy savings, but it is important to not forget the importance of saving ‘blue.’ Not only is water a limited natural resource, but there is also a fundamental water-energy connection. The treatment and delivery of water requires a lot of energy, but it takes a lot of cooling water for energy production, too. Tragically, the current...
Fix a Leak Week is March 14-20, 2011
Let’s show our Arizona pride! Arizona has been chosen as this year’s partner for EPA’s WaterSense Fix a Leak Week. Join your fellow Arizonans in taking a pledge to find and fix leaks. Also, come out and join Leaky Loo McFlapper, the running toilet, at the inaugural “We’re for Water” 4-Mile Race and Family-Fun Day at Rio Vista Community Park in Peoria, AZ on March 19th. Go AZ!
Mesa's Upcoming Living Green Workshop, Harvesting...
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....