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Free Landscape Workshops for the Desert SouthwestSpring 2015 Landscape Workshop Flyer Front
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...70% InfographicFollow 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 WaterLandscape Watering by the Numbers Cover
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 onlinelinks to external site or request a copy here.

Check for LeaksSHWG Small
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 LandscaperSmartscape
Smartscape graduates have completed a 20-hour training program designed to educate the landscape professional on appropriate practices for the Sonoran Desert. Learn more herelinks to external site.

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 herelinks to external site.

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 Wiselylinks to external site 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 herelinks to external site(scroll to the bottom of the page to enter your email address).



Five rebates available for qualifying water customers.
Grasses at Xeriscape gardenXERISCAPE GARDEN
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.
Residential homeRESIDENTIAL
Learn how you can save water in and around your home.

Learn about programs designed to help reduce water use in HOAs.
Discover the resources available to help increase water efficiency use.
Businesses and water efficiencyBUSINESSES AND

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



Please contact us with water conservation questions.