Free Green Building Lecture
Join urban gardeners as they share the benefits and how-to's of growing your own healthy food, herbs, edible flowers and fruit trees in our desert environment. Learn about our planting and harvesting seasons. Come join the conversation and be inspired to grow.
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd
Free Landscape workshops for the Desert Southwest
Up to 70 percent of your water use is outdoors. Scottsdale's Water Conservation Office offers free landscape workshops designed to help residents learn how to use water more efficiently and still have a lush, beautiful landscape. View our Spring 2015 workshop schedule and register today!
Spring 2015 Landscape Workshop Flyer (pdf/1068kb/2pp).
SAVE MONEY ALL YEAR...Follow these tips to save money all year:
Reduce your water use during December, January and February
Sewer fees are calculated from your December, January and February water use. Reduce your water usage during these months and save all year! Read more.
Know When to Water
Up to 70% of residential water is used outdoors! Reduce landscape watering to match cold winter weather. If winter rains are sufficient, supplemental irrigation water may not be necessary.
Adjust your irrigation schedule for the winter months. Read Landscape Watering by the Numbers to learn how to water efficiently. View online or request a copy here.
Check for Leaks
According to the EPA, the average household loses more than 10,000 gallons of water each year through leaks. Some leaks are slow and hard to detect, yet even the smallest of leaks add up! This easy step-by-step guide will help you find leaks and provide you with tips for home water efficiency. View online or request a copy here.
Free Irrigation Audit!
Scottsdale's single-family residential homeowners can request a free irrigation audit. An irrigation specialist performs the audit along with the homeowner. During the audit the homeowner is given instruction on how to program the controller, how often to water the landscape and how to repair irrigation problems. Call 480-312-5650 and request an irrigation audit. (One audit per residence.)
Hire a Smartscape Certified Landscaper
Smartscape graduates have completed a 20-hour training program designed to educate the landscape professional on appropriate practices for the Sonoran Desert. Learn more here.
Become Smartscape Certified
Smartscape classes are designed for landscape professionals, however homeowners and HOA committee members are often part of the classes and encouraged to enroll. Learn more here.
Sign up for Water Saving eNewsletters
Scottsdale's Environmental eNewsletter brings water saving advice along with other environmental tidbits to your inbox up to 4 times a year. Sign up here.
Water - Use it Wisely has fantastic nearly weekly articles featuring water saving advice, tips and tricks, other water-related resoureces and an occasional contest! The website also features games for kids, tools for teachers, and an events calendar. Sign up for the eNewletter here(scroll to the bottom of the page to enter your email address).
Five rebates available for qualifying water customers.
Scottsdale's 5-acre Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park.
Free programs available for schools located in Scottsdale.
Learn how to read your meter and find leaks inside and outside your home.
Learn how you can save water in and around your home.
|HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS AND
Learn about programs designed to help reduce water use in HOAs.
|MULTIFAMILY HOUSING AND WATER EFFICIENCY
Discover the resources available to help increase water efficiency use.
Read about the programs available to help increase efficient water use.
Please contact us with water conservation questions.