In this issue: 
  • Catch up on our recent projects
  • Smart irrigation plans move forward
  • Get on the toilet waiting list
  • Water facts & figures
  • Artificial turf rebates will continue
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How has The Cochise Water Project been spending its money? This video demonstrates just some of the projects we have spearheaded throughout the community in recent months. From helping area firefighters to clean their vehicles with rainwater, to aiding local golf courses in their reduction of water, The Cochise Water Project is making waves in regional water conservation.

Helping to make smart choices when it comes to water conservation
Plans are continuing to introduce a series of smart irrigation systems across the local region to help control and reduce water use.

Phase One of this project will involve the installing of these state-of-the-art systems at the Mountain View Golf Course, Fort Huachuca (which is near completion), and City of Sierra Vista parks and ballfields.

Phase Two will include high use areas, such as local apartment complexes and schools.

Finally, Phase Three will target residential areas, which will give homeowners the ability to remotely water their landscapes only when it is needed.

It is anticipated around 350 controllers will be placed throughout the Sierra Vista sub-watershed, directly impacting the local aquifer and the San Pedro River. It is thanks to funding through Fort Huachuca that this project has been made possible.

Toilet program still flushed with success

There's a big need for toilets out there! So much so, The Cochise Water Project recently distributed a record 380 low flush toilets in less than four weeks.

That means we are out of toilets for now, but we anticipate more arriving in around 60 days. We have expanded this hugely popular program to Bisbee and Tombstone, and we are particularly interested in changing out high water use toilets in homes within a four-mile radius of the San Pedro River.

The growing number of low-flush toilets being installed adds up to significant water savings, so please check back here and on our Facebook page for news on future availability or click here to be added to the waiting list.

Did You Know...

  • Of all the Earth's water, 97% is salt water found in oceans and seas.
  • Less than 2% of the Earth's water supply is fresh water.
  • Only 1% of the planet's water is available for drinking. Two percent is frozen.
  • The human body is about 75% water.
  • A person can survive about a month without food, but only five to seven days without water.
  • Every day in the United States we drink about 110 million gallons of water.


Artificial turf program

After a number of homeowners took advantage of artificial turf rebates in 2014, The Cochise Water Project has decided to  continue with the program this year.

If you wish to replace your grass lawns with no water use artificial turf, The Cochise Water Project may pay up to 50% of the cost, up to a maximum of $5,000.

Email Administrative Director Tim Cervantes at for more  information.

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