Have you reaped the rebate benefits?

Thanks to The Cochise Water Project funding, there are severals ways the public can take advantage of rebate programs in their efforts to save water.

If you've been thinking about swapping out your high water use grass for artificial turf, then TCWP can help lower the cost. We are currently offering a rebate of up to $1,000 on the price of buying and installing an artificial lawn.

To qualify, you need to replace existing grass that takes up a minimum of 350 square feet of space. Even that relatively small amount of turf will save hundreds of gallons of water annually. 

TCWP is working with Southwest Desert Images on this program, so call them at 520-803-0063 to arrange for an estimate and installation.

We are also still running our rainwater harvesting rebates in partnership with Oasis Water Harvesting

You can receive a $200 rebate on tanks up to 1,499 gallons, and a $500 rebate on tanks with a capacity of 1,500 gallons or more. Oasis will help you pick the right system for your needs and will take you through the installation process.

They will also give you the rebate instantly when you mention The Cochise Water Project. Call 520-378-2556 for more details.

And if you're interested in installing an instant hot water pump in your home, you can get a $100 rebate through our green plumber program. All you have to do is call one of our approved plumbers to participate.

You will find a list of local green plumbers by clicking here.

It's Water Awareness Month
April is Water Awareness Month and one of our community partners, WaterWise, is hosting a couple of classes on drip irrigation systems as part of its outreach program. Learn the basics of drip irrigation and gain experience cutting pipe, inserting emitters, and connecting parts and pieces.

You have two opportunities to attend the "Hands On Help With Your Drip Irrigation System" clinic, presented by Steve Poe, PhD, a University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Specialist from Tucson.

The first clinic takes place at The Home Depot on Saturday, April 16, from 9:30 until 11am, while the second will be held at Lowe's on the same day from 1 to 2:30pm.

For more information call WaterWise at 520-458-8278 x2141, or visit www.WaterWise.Arizona.edu

Sign up now for your smart controller
We already have a growing list of area residents and businesses who would like to be a part of our new smart control program.

We will soon take delivery of the controllers, which will wirelessly connect to a series of weather stations, like the one pictured, in and around the local community. The controllers connect to your irrigation system and only water your landscaping when needed, depending on the data it receives from the nearest weather station.

These controllers will be offered at a significantly reduced cost, expected to be in the region of $25, which includes installation. Get on the waiting list now by emailing  smartcontrol@thecochisewaterproject.com  with your name, address, email, and telephone number.

In the meantime, you can visit the TCWP's  website to view data from the weather stations.

Golf Course Ribbon Cutting - May 23
One of The Cochise Water Project's largest undertakings has been the installation of a series of water saving measures at Pueblo Del Sol Golf Course.

A 30,000 gallon rainwater harvesting tank and smart irrigation controllers throughout the course, means PDS is now the most forward thinking golf facility in the nation when it comes to water use and conservation.

The Cochise Water Project, which funded the equipment and installation, thinks that is worth celebrating, and so we'll be marking the completion of the project with a ribbon cutting on May 23, at 1pm.

This event will be open to the public and will include information and community booths, prizes, food, and more. Look out for full details in our May newsletter.

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