Water Conservation

Although the majority of the Earth is covered with water, only 3 percent is fresh water. Of that 3 percent, less than 1 percent is available for human consumption; the rest is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. Water is the most valuable resource in the world. A person can live a few weeks without food, but for only a few days without water.

The Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area receives an average of seven (7) inches of rainfall each year. With growing populations, it becomes even more important to conserve water. Sound water use practices are simple and can easily be incorporated into any lifestyle. Using less water now means more flexibility in times of water shortage. Please do your part to conserve water for our future.

One thing that you can do to save water is to convert your grass lawn to xeriscape. This not only will reduce the amount of water you use outdoors, but also provides an attractive alternative that, when managed appropriately, can reduce non-stormwater discharges from your property. Some communities and/or utilities offer incentive programs to offset the cost of this conversion.

For more information, please contact your community by visiting our Members and Sponsors page and clicking on the appropriate municipal member logo.