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Minimize the Impact of Extreme Weather on Your Landscape

BY: AMWUA StaffPublished: Aug 01, 2023

We have been experiencing extreme weather, which we anticipate will continue. Whether it’s record-breaking heat or strong winds and downpours that accompany our monsoon storms, it’s important to take extra precautions with your landscape to better ensure your plants survive and thrive....

BY: AMWUA Staff

Jul 25 2023

Robust Rebate Programs Help Residents Increase Water Savings

In Arizona, we understand the importance of water conservation. That’s why developing a wide array of programs and resources that are easily accessible to residents and businesses remains a priority for water conservation staff from the ten AMWUA cities because focusing on wise water use never stops....

BY: AMWUA Staff

Jul 18 2023

Wildfires bring devastation that also impacts your water

Higher temperatures in our dry climate naturally increase the chances of wildfires in our state. That is why this time of year, it is important to remember that we need to use extreme caution because we all play a part in preventing wildfires and limiting the damage, which not only protects the diverse landscape across our state, but ultimately protects the watersheds that provide water to the Val...

BY: Warren Tenney

Jul 11 2023

AMWUA cities have the water supplies for wise development

Since the release of the Phoenix Active Management Area (AMA) Groundwater Model, attention to its findings has grown to include claims that we do not have enough water, which will stop or seriously impact development, including the amount of available housing in the Valley. Some contend that blocking groundwater-dependent growth will limit the supply of homes that can be built, which will in turn,...

BY: AMWUA Staff

Jul 04 2023

Proper watering habits will ensure your landscape remains healthy throughout the summer

Outdoor water use in the Valley tends to rise significantly as summer temperatures climb. Ensuring your system is functioning properly and watering correctly – deeply and less frequently – are the keys to maintaining your landscape's health and beauty. While we often think more water is needed, especially with escalating temperatures, that is not always the case....

BY: AMWUA Staff

Jun 27 2023

Properly prep your yard for the new monsoon season to minimize damage

Another monsoon season has officially begun. Now, as we wait in anticipation of what we hope is significant rainfall, we need to take the necessary precautions to remain safe when those storms come our way. Preparing your yard to be monsoon ready is also essential to minimize damage. After all, we want to ensure all the hard work you have put into your private oasis is not washed away....

BY: Warren Tenney

Jun 20 2023

Groundwater model does not mean we are running out of water despite the headlines

Despite the impression given by some stories in the national media, the ten AMWUA cities have diverse water portfolios and can meet the demands of their residents and businesses not just for today but for the next 100 years. No other municipalities in the United States are required to meet that standard of an assured water supply and therefore provide that same level of certainty to their resident...

BY: AMWUA Staff

Jun 13 2023

Ways to keep your pool waterwise as temperatures rise

Outdoor water use accounts for most of a household’s monthly water budget, and pools are among the most significant outdoor water users. As temperatures continue to rise, more people will be looking to stay cool in the pool. Still, before diving in, it’s important to ensure your pool runs as efficiently as possible throughout the summer heat....

BY: AMWUA Staff

Jun 06 2023

Phoenix AMA Model is an important tool for proactively managing our groundwater and ensuring responsible growth

The recently released ...

BY: Warren Tenney

May 30 2023

Mother Nature Helps to Negotiate Colorado River Deal

Last week, Arizona, California, and Nevada announced a proposal to reduce their use of Colorado River water through 2026. This plan requires modest water reductions of 3 million acre-feet over the next three years that the federal government would largely compensate. The favorable winter snowpack in the Colorado River Basin and the projected runoff made this proposal possible by providing a reprie...

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