The AMWUA members and partners host hundreds of educational workshops for residents, professional training,and public events every year to share information and expertise and empower us all be a little more water wise.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018
Drip Irrigation Design & Installation
Scottsdale

Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Simple things you need to know to make your drip irrigation system efficient and easy to maintain.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops

More information and to register: Register at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search "workshops."

Location: Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale [ Map ]

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Water-Wise Edible Gardening
Chandler

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Get your garden growing in our unique desert environment. Learn how to prepare beds and select, plant and care for vegetables, herbs, fruits and citrus for a bountiful harvest.

Cost: Free to Chandler utility customers.

Website: http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

More information and to register: Register online at chandleraz.gov/water or call 480-782-3580.

Location: Chandler TechShop, 249 E. Chicago St. , Chandler [ Map ]

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018
Basic Irrigation Parts, Troubleshooting and Repair
Avondale

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: A properly designed and installed irrigation system uses the least amount of water while keeping plants healthy. Unfortunately, most of us keep whatever system the builder or previous owner installed, and too often that means a system that performs poorly and uses too much water. Learn how to identify and correct problems and maximize the efficiency of your irrigation without having to replace your old system.

Cost: Free with registration. Advanced registration required.

Website: http://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/public-works/water-conservation-/outdoor-conservation/landscape-classes

More information and to register: Please register at eavila@avondale.org or by calling Esmie Avila at (623) 333-4422

Location: Avondale City Hall building, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale [ Map ]

Saturday, Mar 03, 2018
SRP Water Conservation Expo
Tempe

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to save water and money. Get advice from landscape professionals. Find out about water conservation products and rebate programs. Meet Dave the Garden Guy and learn about low-water-use landscaping. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a smart irrigation controller at a discounted price, attend classes, receive a water-efficient Evolve shower head and learn from exhibitors. For more information, please visit srpnet.com/expo.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.srpnet.com/water/discount.aspx

More information and to register: Register to attend at srpnet.com/expo or by calling (602) 236-3333.

Location: SRP PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Drive, Tempe [ Map ]

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2018
Pruning & Maintaining your Landscape
Chandler

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: This easy-to-understand workshop will teach you about plant selection, planting, staking and pruning techniques to keep plants healthy & looking great. Taught by a Certified Arborist.

Cost: Free to Chandler utility customers.

Website: http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

More information and to register: Register online at chandleraz.gov/water or call 480-782-3580.

Location: Chandler TechShop, 249 E. Chicago St. , Chandler [ Map ]

Thursday, Mar 08, 2018
Growing Fruit Trees in the Desert
Avondale

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: From exotic to native fruits this class describes over 20 different types of fruit in detail. Discussion will cover water, fertilizer, pollination, fruit thinning and planting tips.

Cost: Free with registration. Advanced registration required.

Website: http://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/public-works/water-conservation-/outdoor-conservation/landscape-classes

More information and to register: Register at eavila@avondale.org or by calling Esmie Avila at (623) 333-4422

Location: Avondale City Hall building, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale [ Map ]

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018
Xeriscape Garden Walk and Talk
Glendale

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Take a leisurely stroll through the Glendale Xeriscape (low-water-use) Demonstration Garden that surrounds the Glendale Main Library. Learn about the unique adaptations that allow water-efficient plants to survive and thrive in the low desert. City of Glendale Water Services staff will provide a brief history of the garden, talk about upcoming projects, and lead a guided tour in the garden. Attendees are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and wear close-toed shoes and sun-protective gear.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.glendaleaz.com/WaterConservation/classesandeducation.cfm

More information and to register: Register at 623-930-3760 or greenliving@glendaleaz.com.

Location: Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale [ Map ]

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018
Composting 101
Tempe

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to garden using sustainable practices and tour the Tempe Green Organics Facility. This class will take place over two locations, so registration is required to receive details.

Cost: Free with registration.

Website: http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/public-works/water/water-conservation/workshops

More information and to register: Registration: Visit www.tempe.gov/conservation or e-mail conservation@tempe.gov or call (480) 350-2668.

Location: Eisendrath House , 1400 N. College Ave, Tempe [ Map ]

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018
Composting - 101
Chandler

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Come learn the process of turning yard waste, organic food scraps and degradable recyclables into vital nutrients for your garden soil. Compost supports plant growth, helps build resistance and tolerance to disease and creates a more absorbent soil. It also reduces the need to water as frequently as well as the need for commercial soil amendments and chemical fertilizers.

Cost: Free to Chandler utility customers.

Website: http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

More information and to register: Register online at chandleraz.gov/water or call 480-782-3580.

Location: Chandler TechShop, 249 E. Chicago St. , Chandler [ Map ]

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018
Sprinkler Design and Installation
Gilbert

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: If you have an old sprinkler system or are thinking of installing a new one, this class is for you. We will teach you how to design and install a sprinkler system from start to finish. From backflow preventers to spray heads, this class will teach you how to design and install an efficient sprinkler system as good as the pros. Clear up any confusion you have about the different irrigation components such as valves, pop-up sprayers, zones, stations, and controllers.

Cost: Classes are free, but registration is required

Website: https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/public-works/water-conservation/workshops

More information and to register: To register: Please call (480) 503-6098 and select option 5 or visit gilbertaz.gov/workshops.

Location: The Assembly Room at the Southeast Regional Library., 775 N. Greenfield RD., Gilbert [ Map ]