Water Awareness Month (WAM) has been observed in Cochise County since 2001 and there is plenty you can do to help save local water.
Why not arrange for a specialist from Water Wise to visit your home? This free, two-hour consultation will look at everything from landscaping, irrigation and Xeriscape design to stormwater management and potential leaks inside the home. Call (520) 458-8278, ext. 2141 for details.
Get out into the fresh air and learn about water preservation at the same time. Bike, jog or walk one of the multi-use paths between Buffalo Soldier Trail and Avenida Cochise to view the winning water contest posters designed by local youth as part of WAM.
The City of Sierra Vista offers a truckload of mulch for only $8. Mulch can significantly reduce the amount of water a plant needs. Visit www.sierravistaaz.gov or call 458-5775.
For other ideas and information call the Water Wise program at 458-8278, ext. 2141 or visit www.ag.arizona.edu/cochise/waterwise