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SmartIrrigationMonthLogoJULY IS SMART IRRIGATION MONTH!

Hot, dry weather can change to muggy and wet with the arrival of high humidity and summer storms. During times of high humidity plants lose less water to evaporation and it is easy to overwater them. Skip a watering cycle if storms produce a half inch or more of rain. Check your controller's battery. Many controllers rely on a back-up battery to maintain time and program information in the event of a power outage.

Visit smartirrigationmonth.org for more tips on watering efficiently to save water and money.


Landscape Watering by the NumbersSAVE OUTDOORS - SAVE BIG!

Up to 70% of residential water use in the Valley is outdoors. While it is easy to recognize when you're using water indoors, outdoor water use is more complicated and in the summer months, outdoor water use can more than double. You can cut back on outdoor use by auditing your irrigation system, checking your pool for leaks and learning about watering your plants efficiently.

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. You can also request your copy online or call 480-312-5650


Single Family AuditFREE 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 property.


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.