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April 4, 2012

Website, water pyramid promote Water Awareness Month

April is Water Awareness Month in Arizona and Chandler is encouraging residents to learn more about water and water conservation by visiting www.waterawarenessmonth.com.

The site includes a calendar of activities and events, plus information about Arizona’s water resources and conservation and water saving tips such as Be cool with Your Pool, What’s Your Water Footprint and the True Cost of Bottled Water.

The public is also invited to view the towering ‘Water Pyramid” in the lobby of Chandler City Hall. The tower is comprised of 136 one gallon containers that represent the average amount of water Valley residents use daily.

Not just in April but year-round, the City’s Water Conservation office can provide valuable water saving assistance, including;

  • Free on-site home water efficiency audits, including an irrigation system checkup.
  • Landscape water use evaluation assistance (water budgeting) to determine if too much or too little water is being applied to a landscape.
  • Water Saver Kits free for homes built before 1992 that include a showerhead, faucet aerators, leak detection tablets and a toilet displacement bag.
  • Free landscape and irrigation workshops featuring plant care and irrigation topics that teach homeowners how to have lush landscapes that are water efficient.
  • Rebates from $200 to $3,000 available for landscape installation, conversion and weather-based irrigation controllers.
Contact the Water Conservation Office at 480-782-3580, or visit www.chandleraz.gov/water, for information about the City’s water conservation programs and Water Awareness Month.