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SRP Water Supply Good after Sparse 2014 Runoff
SRP Water Supply Good after Sparse 2014 RunoffPosted: f/14/2014

This spring's snowmelt was the eighth-driest on record, but the reservoir system is in good shape, and next winter looks promising.




AZ Daily Star: With Lake Mead sinking, pressure grows for action
AZ Daily Star: With Lake Mead sinking, pressure grows for actionPosted: f/20/2014

Interest groups want more action from state and federal officials to counteract forces causing Mead to fall.




New York Times: Satellites Show Major Southwest Groundwater Loss
New York Times: Satellites Show Major Southwest Groundwater LossPosted: f/24/2014

Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenges long-term water supplies.



AMWUA BLOG
AMWUA blog

Kathleen Ferris
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What You Flush Can Cost Cities Time And Money
Posted on 07/28/2014
Baby and facial wipes are one of the new problems for cities’ wastewater systems. Just because a product is labeled flushable or disposable doesn’t make it immediately biodegradable. Flushing wipes down a toilet is like flushing small cotton towels. The massive amounts of wipes being flushed every day get hung up on […]
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RECENT POSTS
Recent Blog posts
Rain Harvesters Reshape Yards To Save Storm Water
Posted on 07/21/2014
So you sit on your back porch during a good monsoon storm and watch sheets of rain fall off the edge of the roof. Where you see rain, there is a small group of people who see your watershed. These people are Rain Harvesters. Rain Harvesters don’t allow rainwater to pool by […]
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Green Infrastructure: Can It Find A Home In The Desert?
Posted on 07/14/2014
Green infrastructure is a vague name for a particular way of designing streets, sidewalks, plazas and parking lots to make better use of rainwater. Green infrastructure redirects more storm runoff into public landscaping instead of pooling on hard surfaces or rushing into underground storm-drain pipes. Its purpose is to help cool urban […]
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ADVOCACY & POLICY
AMWUA Releases 2014 Legislative Summary AMWUA Releases 2014 Legislative Summary
The recently completed legislative session had many twists and turns that affected AMWUA members. For in depth review and analysis, click here.

AMWUA Proposes Changes to Better Manage Stored Water AMWUA Proposes Changes to Better Manage Stored Water
We must ensure that water stored underground is protected for use in the future by those who have made the investment to put it there.

Governor Brewer Vetoes HB2459 (state agency rulemaking; restrictions) Governor Brewer Vetoes HB2459 (state agency rulemaking; restrictions)
Governor cites concerns of unintended consequences that could negatively impact the ability of state agencies to implement state laws

WATER CONSERVATION
July Is Smart Irrigation Month July Is Smart Irrigation Month
It's hot. Dry. Landscape irrigation is peaking, and so is your water bill. Learn how to water efficiently and keep your landscape looking great.

Planning Your Landscape Planning Your Landscape
Summer is the perfect time to plan your landscape. Our design guide simplifies the process and provides inspiration, tips, and resources.

Landscaping in the Desert Landscaping in the Desert
Free classes, step-by-step guides, and money-saving rebates to help you build and maintain a beautiful, water-smart landscape.