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Rainwater cisternFALL IS UPON US!

Choosing Plants - Now is the perfect time to start choosing plants for fall plantings. Fall planting allows strong and healthy root systems to develop prior to hot summer months. Use Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert to help you choose the right plant for the right place.
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Watch the Weather
- if winter rains are sufficient, supplemental irrigation water may not be necessary. Turn off your irrigation clock during the wet months.

How and When to Water - For more information about how and when to water your landscape, use Landscape Watering by the Numbers. View online or request your free copy here.


Landscape WorkshopsFall 2014 Fall Landscape Workshop Flyer

Scottsdale offers FREE landscape workshops to Scottsdale residents each spring and fall. Learn how to program your irrigation controller, troubleshoot your irrigation system, choose beautiful low-water use plants, and more! Efficient watering saves money and water! View the Fall 2014 Landscape Workshop Flyer or schedule.


SAVE MONEY ON YOUR OUTDOOR WATER USE!
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Forget Winter Lawns!

Want to save money and time, have healthy summer grass and do something good for the environment? Consider skipping overseeding for a temporary winter lawn. Learn more.


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.)


SHWG SmallDO YOU HAVE YOUR COPY OF THE NEW LEAK GUIDE?

Scottsdale’s Water Conservation Office announced the arrival of its newest publication in March:

Find & Fix Leaks that are Draining Your Budget

According to the EPA, the average household loses more than 10,000 gallons of water each year through leaks – the same amount of water needed to wash 280 loads of laundry, take 600 showers or meet the average family’s water needs for a month! Some leaks are slow and hard to detect, yet even the smallest of leaks add up! This easy step-by-step Smart Home Water Guide will help you find leaks that are draining your budget and provide you with tips for home water efficiency. The most important action you can take as a residential water consumer is to maintain a water-efficient home. View a digital version here or request your copy online or call 480-312-5650. 


RebateREBATES
Five rebates available for qualifying water customers.
Grasses at Xeriscape gardenXERISCAPE GARDEN
Scottsdale's 5-acre Xeriscape  Garden at Chaparral Park.
School ActivityEDUCATION TOOLS
Free programs available for schools located in Scottsdale.
WaterMeterHOW-TO VIDEOS
Learn how to read your meter and find leaks inside and outside your home.
Residential homeRESIDENTIAL
WATER USE
Learn how you can save water in and around your home.
Cordia boissieriHOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS AND
WATER USE

Learn about programs designed to help reduce water use in HOAs.
MultiFamily Xeriscape LandscapeMULTIFAMILY HOUSING AND WATER EFFICIENCY
Discover the resources available to help increase water efficiency use.
Businesses and water efficiencyBUSINESSES AND
WATER EFFICIENCY

Read about the programs available to help increase efficient water use.

Please contact us with water conservation questions.