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Now is the time to prepare your yard for the monsoon season

BY: AMWUA StaffPublished: Jun 11, 2024

As the monsoon season is about to officially begin, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to remain safe when those storms and much-needed rain 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: AMWUA Staff

Jun 03 2024

As temperatures climb, three key steps to protect your plants and be waterwise

Outdoor water use in the Phoenix Valley rises significantly as our temperatures climb. Watering correctly, deeply, and less frequently and ensuring your irrigation system is functioning properly, 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

May 29 2024

Cheers to our safe, clean, and reliable tap water

We are fortunate to have continuous access to tap water that ensures public health, fire protection, support for our economy, and the quality of life we enjoy. Any measure of a prosperous society – low mortality rates, economic growth and diversity, productivity, and public safety – is related to access to safe water. ...

BY: AMWUA Staff

May 20 2024

Stay waterwise with your pool as temperatures rise

As temperatures continue to rise and we prepare for the Memorial Day weekend, more people will be looking to stay cool in a pool. Before diving in, ensuring your pool runs as efficiently as possible throughout the summer heat is important. After all, outdoor water use accounts for most of a household’s monthly water budget, and pools are among the most significant outdoor water users....

BY: AMWUA Staff

May 14 2024

Investing in water infrastructure secures our future

Water systems are the most fundamental infrastructure within our communities as they ensure safe and clean water delivery to households, industries, and businesses. Millions of gallons of water move daily through miles of pipes buried under our feet. The water circulates through treatment plants, tanks, pumps, and miles of service lines that deliver water to our water meters and is there whenever ...

BY: Warren Tenney

May 07 2024

Water Security is Vital for Housing and our Economy

Last week, in an op-ed, two Arizona lawmakers argued that passing HB 2589, which would allow several groundwater-dependent housing developments on the outskirts of the Valley and in the Pinal area to be built, is a “common-sense” water policy. Yet, absent from their reasoning, are how the consequences of passing this legislation could endanger the water protections homeowners and businesses enjoy....

BY: AMWUA Staff

Apr 30 2024

Monthly Watering Text Alert Takes Guess Work Out of Watering

The watering needs for your yard vary from season to season and even month to month. So, regularly adjusting your irrigation schedule is essential. It is also an easy way to save water and money while ensuring your plants get the proper amount of water they need to thrive, yet it often gets overlooked....

BY: AMWUA Staff

Apr 23 2024

When and how to correctly prune your plants

Many will be eager to get outdoors and tend to their trees and plants as the weather warms. While we all want our yards to look their best, many of us are guilty of over-pruning, which can cause unintended side effects like increasing your plants' watering needs....

BY: AMWUA Staff

Apr 16 2024

Plenty of negotiations still needed when it comes to the Colorado River

The Colorado River consistently remains a hot topic when it comes to headlines as it continues to suffer from the consequences of a severe historic drought, overallocation, and hotter and drier conditions, causing the River to produce less water. Undoubtedly, there is a lot to talk about regarding the Colorado River - from current conditions to how the Bureau of Reclamation and the seven Basin Sta...

BY: Warren Tenney

Apr 09 2024

Arizona’s Future Is Dependent on Water Security

This year, Arizona lawmakers have introduced over 90 water bills, far surpassing the number seen in previous legislative sessions. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these bills would chip away at the foundation of Arizona’s economy - the 100-year Assured Water Supply Program - instead of addressing our long-term water security as we confront reduced Colorado River water and stresses to our aquif...

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