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With a shortage on the Colorado River, many people are wondering how they can do their part to help safeguard our water supply for current and future generations. It starts at home. About 70% of water is used outdoors, which is where there’s the most potential to conserve.
Beginning March 9th, Gilbert Water Conservation will host free Landscape Workshops at the Southeast Regional Library for residents who want to learn more about creating and maintaining a beautiful yard while using the right amount of water.
The team will also offer a Gilbert Water 101 Workshop on Saturday, March 19th at 11:00 AM to share how Gilbert’s prepared for the Colorado River shortage with a diverse water portfolio.
A new Sustainable Landscapes class will specifically highlight desert-adapted plants and techniques to use for our increasing temperatures and drier seasons.
The ABCs of Landscape Watering
Wednesday, March 9th | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Irrigation System Troubleshooting & Repair
Wednesday, March 16th | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Gilbert Water 101
Wednesday, March 19th | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Have you been hearing a lot about drought and water shortage? Come learn how Gilbert has prepared for these conditions and is still able to grow because of our diverse and resilient water portfolio. Also, you will get to see how water is treated, recycled, and saved at our water, wastewater, and recharge facilities. We look forward to sharing with you how Gilbert works to provide a secure water future for the community.
Improving Irrigation System Performance
Wednesday, March 23rd | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 26th | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Due to hotter temperatures and drier seasons, landscapes are changing. Plants that worked well 20 years ago may now be struggling in our environment. Learn about desert-adapted plants and techniques that will better adapt to our changing climate.
Register at gilbertaz.gov/WaterWorkshops.
To learn more about Gilbert’s Water Conservation efforts, visit: gilbertaz.gov/WaterConservation.