Water Awareness Month Calendar

Celebrate Water Awareness Month this April 2017 by becoming more water aware!

Why is it important to know about your water? We live in a desert, and water is incredibly precious. Knowing about our water is part of living a desert lifestyle. It can also be fun!

Learn something new everyday through our special Phoenix editions of the Water Awareness Month Calendar. It's simple to use - just hover your mouse over every day to preview the tips and click on the day to learn more. Parents, teachers, and other educators can click "View Educational Calendar" to access a whole other calendar full of family-friendly adventures and kid-tested science activities.


Happy adventuring during Water Awareness Month!

 

 

No Fooling - Save Water!No Fooling - Save Water!Arizona celebrates Water Awareness Month in April! Each day of the month the city of Phoenix presents you with water-related tips, resources, and activities in your community.4/1/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/26/WaterKids_Pool.pnghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/26Dark Blue
Know your billKnow your billMonitor your water bill for unusually high use.4/2/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/7/305Bldg3.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/7Orange
Save Water, Save MoneySave Water, Save MoneyWatch the Home Water Challenge video or use the Home Water Audit Calculator to see where you can save water.4/3/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/8/WUIW_HZ_CMYK_Blk.pnghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/8Light Blue
Understand your MeterUnderstand your MeterThink you have a leak? Check your meter.4/4/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/9/water_meter.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/9Green
Be a leak detective!Be a leak detective!From toilet dye to meter checks to phone apps, there are many ways to find and fix leaks!4/5/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/2/Koala.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/2Dark Blue
Half full or half empty?Half full or half empty?Run your washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month. 4/6/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/10/pexels-photo-213162.jpeghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/10Orange
Stay CoolStay CoolBuy WaterSense labeled products to help you be cool and save water and money.4/7/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/5/water-efficient-toilet.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/5Green
Be watersmartBe watersmartWant a healthy, thriving landscape without the water waste? Want to reduce your indoor water-use? Take a class and get tips from the experts.4/8/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/11/PHX_Water-Smart_RGB_Cent.pnghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/11Light Blue
The Cost of Bottled WaterThe Cost of Bottled WaterBottled water may be convenient, but the costs are high -- both literally and figuratively. Find out about the benefits of drinking tap water.4/9/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/12/pexels-photo-279947.jpeghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/12Dark Blue
Eye SpyEye SpyReport broken pipes, leaky hydrants and errant sprinklers to property owners or to the City.4/10/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/13/pexels-photo-38130.jpeghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/13Orange
Only Rain in the Storm DrainOnly Rain in the Storm DrainGive a hoot: Don't Pollute! Keep rainwater runoff from carrying pollutants into our local washes, streams, and wetlands.4/11/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/14/day11.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/14Light Blue
Let Fido take partLet Fido take partWhen you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.4/12/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/15/dogs-batons-play-bite.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/15Green
The Power of TreesThe Power of TreesChoose from hundreds of low water-use trees for your landscape; then plant, prune and maintain properly.4/13/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/16/pexels-photo-29320.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/16Dark Blue
A Flood of Low Water Use PlantsA Flood of Low Water Use PlantsLow water-use plants have unique features that help them survive and thrive in our arid state. Discover the best plants for your yard.4/14/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/17/nature-desert-rocks-stones.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/17Light Blue
Irrigation Trouble? Don't Get Hosed!Irrigation Trouble? Don't Get Hosed!Make sure your irrigation system waters your plants, grass, trees and all --- not your sidewalk, driveway, street or wall!4/15/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/18/img_dripEmitter.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/18Orange
A little green goes a long wayA little green goes a long wayLawns that stretch from property line to property line just don’t make much sense these days. Aside from chemicals, large lawns with conventional spray irrigation waste one of our most precious resources: drinking water.4/16/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/19/pexels-photo-119703.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/19Green
Watering is as Easy as 1-2-3Watering is as Easy as 1-2-3Are your plants thirsty? Probably not. Use these Arizona-specific resources to take the guess work out of watering your plants.4/17/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/20/pexels-photo-82767 (2).jpeghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/20Dark Blue
Visit a Garden for InspirationVisit a Garden for InspirationTour a xeriscape demonstration garden to see creative designs and mature plants to inspire your landscape makeover.4/18/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/21/IMG_0586xlo.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/21Light Blue
Rainwater: Free, Fresh, FillingRainwater: Free, Fresh, FillingFrom the mountains to the desert valleys, rainwater can be collected and directed to your landscape plants.4/19/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/22/Rain off roof.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/22Orange
Get rid of the competition!Get rid of the competition!Remember to weed your lawn and garden regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light and water.4/20/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/23/pexels-photo-59753.jpeghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/23Green
Spring into GreenSpring into GreenWhile fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertilizer needed.4/21/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/24/pexels-photo-112640.jpeghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/24Dark Blue
Volunteer Earth Day & Every DayVolunteer Earth Day & Every DayHappy Earth Day! Do your part to educate, celebrate, and take action to save water.4/22/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/25/pexels-photo-346885.jpeghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/25Light Blue
Plant healthy, grow wiselyPlant healthy, grow wiselyPruning can enhance the beauty or the health of a plant, but poor pruning can permanently damage it and turn an attractive landscape into an eyesore.4/23/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/27/IMG_0610x.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/27Green
Replant lost plantsReplant lost plantsIt’s not unusual to lose plants each year. Plants may be living out a natural cycle (especially if they are annuals or perennials). Or there may have been some other stressful situation that caused the plant to decline. Dryness, heat, alkaline soils, and even winter frosts are just some of the conditions that plants have to endure in the Southwest.4/24/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/28/CoP_PHXWaterSmart-Twitter_R2_Page_2.pnghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/28Orange
Be Cool With Your PoolBe Cool With Your PoolThe average pool evaporates its entire contents (16,000 gallons) each year! Get tips to efficiently manage your pool and reduce your water-use.4/25/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/29/pexels-photo-134605.jpeghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/29Dark Blue
Grow Green KidsGrow Green KidsGet your kids involved in saving water through fun and interactive games and activities. Children can make a difference!4/26/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/30/pexels-photo-108000.jpeghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/30Light Blue
From Snowflake to TapFrom Snowflake to TapWhere does your water come from? Your water may come from snowmelt from mountains, groundwater from wells, or water in reservoirs---you don't often see the source. Find out more.4/27/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/31/grandcanyon.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/31Green
Streams of LifeStreams of LifeRiparian habitats are streams of life in our arid state. We must protect these rare areas and the wildlife that depend on them.4/28/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/32/TresRios1.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/32Orange
Drought WatchDrought WatchRain, sleet or snow --- drought in Arizona continues and stresses our water resources. Learn about the impacts of drought and how to get involved.4/29/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/33/pexels-photo-96865.jpeghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/33Dark Blue
There's an app for thatThere's an app for thatYou can download apps to your mobile devices to help you find leaks, track your water use, manage watering your plants, share water data, and more!4/30/2017 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/34/woman-hand-apple-iphone.jpghttps://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wam/34Green