Most people understand that water is one of the world’s most precious resources. Here in Arizona, and in other drought susceptible regions it is especially important for each and every one of us to understand and practice water stewardship.
There are many ways in which we can all conserve water, and many can be done at no cost or low cost. Also, the City offers a number of incentives, rebates and educational programs to assist in making homes and businesses more water efficient. Some of those ways include:
1 – Install water aerators on all your faucets and shower heads
2 – Replace regular toilets with high efficiency toilets. NOTE: The City of Tucson offers rebates for both residential and business customers who replace their toilets with high efficiency models.
3 – When it’s time to purchase a new washing machine look for a high efficiency unit. NOTE: The City of Tucson is currently offering a $200.00 rebate on the purchase of a new HE washing machine.
Click here https://www.tucsonaz.gov/water/rebate for a list of qualifying products and details on how to obtain your rebate.
Transition your landscaping over to plants that require minimal or no water, known as xeriscape.
Check out options for rainwater harvesting. NOTE: An incentive rebate program is available to single-family residential and small commercial City of Tucson water customers who participate. Click here for more information on Rainwater Harvesting.
Pima County Smartscape Program is a partnership between The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and Tucson Water, and offers free classes focused on landscape water conservation. Classes are open to homeowners and landscaping professionals. Check out the class schedule and other helpful information.
Did you know the City of Tucson offers a rebate if you receive an unusually high water bill as the result of a leak? They even a provide a downloadable guide for finding and repairing leaks. Once you have identified and repaired the problem you may contact the City of Tucson water department to determine if you are eligible for a courtesy adjustment on your bill. This is available to both residential and commercial customers.
Check out the Courtesy Adjustment Policy (see Sec. 27-52) for information about the offered adjustments. For even more assistance, visit the City of Tucson’s WaterSmart webpage and The Homeowner’s Guide to Using Water Wisely.
We hope that you will take every opportunity to become a water steward!
FYI – We contracted with RestoredResources.org, Peter Caiazzo, Owner, to help us replace toilets in our commercial property, and highly recommend them.
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