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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 Times: No, Arizona Will Not be "Out of Water in Six Years," No Matter What Smithsonian Says
New Times: No, Arizona Will Not be "Out of Water in Six Years," No Matter What Smithsonian SaysPosted: f/01/2014

New Times' Ray Stern calls assertions in a recent Smithsonian.com article "total nonsense."



AMWUA BLOG
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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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RECENT POSTS
Recent Blog posts
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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Softening Water Is Tough On Cities
Posted on 07/07/2014
Valley cities can treat wastewater to such a quality that it can be used to fill small fishing lakes in parks, to irrigate landscaping, and to be stored for later use in underground aquifers. This treated wastewater is aptly called reclaimed water. While this is a remarkable bit of technology, the treatment […]
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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.