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Smart phones that respond to signals from plants? Laptops that coordinate irrigation at dozens of vineyards? Remote weather stations programmed to text frost alerts?
The Town of Gilbert will provide a series of workshops this September to offer residents tips about landscaping and conserving water.
The water district that supplies much of the Phoenix area's water supply says snowmelt produced enough runoff to refill Salt and Verde river reservoirs to near the levels before the year's period of heaviest use.
When he was young, he rose before dawn to tackle chores on the farm. As the years wore on and he no longer had to do so much of the physical labor himself, he still started his day at 4 in the morning, getting farm business out of the way by 6 so he could get on with other important matters, like serving the school board, Rotary Club and Methodist Church.
A recent decision by the Mesa City Council will allow the City of Mesa to use eminent domain to procure property for the light rail project if other means of negotiations with the property owners fail.
As the bleachers next to the arena are raised at Welcome Home Ranch, it signals the beginning of not only a new era for the farm at Val Vista Drive and Hunt Highway, but a new beginning for the long-standing East Valley tradition that is Gilbert Days.
When all else fails, do it yourself. That’s what two Salt River Project employees did to improve their department’s ability to accurately measure water and, more importantly, to help distribute the precious resource SRP delivers to about 2 million people in the Valley.
Smart irrigation is becoming a hot landscaping specialty as groundwater aquifers are increasingly sucked dry.
In this 2012 publicity photo provided by PLANET, a woman waters her plants at a private residence in Dunn Loring, Va. Place plants in the right location for sun or shade. Doing so will create less stress on the plants, which will help to keep them disease-free and less stressed under low water conditions. (AP Photo/PLANET, National Landscape Industry Association, Philippe Nobile)
In this 2012 publicity photo provided by PLANET, a landscape professional checks for water distribution uniformity and makes sure the irrigation systems are installed and maintained properly. (AP Photo/PLANET, National Landscape Industry Association, Philippe Nobile)
Plants need water to keep cool, pump minerals up to their leaves and grow. And in many regions and many seasons, they can fend for themselves getting water.
Owners of The Lakes Golf Course have decided not to continue to fill a lake on Lakeside Boulevard in Ahwatukee now that the golf course has shut down for business. That is forcing the neighboring homeowners association’s pond to dry up and residents are scrambling to save stranded fish and turtles.
A free expo scheduled for next week in Mesa will provide owners of historic property information about how to maintain their piece of Arizona history.
The handwritten note on a piece of paper is taped to Dave Shapiro’s office window. It rested there Wednesday either as a joke or to mock his peers:
Spring is in the air and the desert is entering its cycle of new life. However, for the Ahwatukee community, that could mean more than seasonal allergies.
For a time many years back, I would become nervous every time I went out to my garden to weed. The weeds were so few that I feared something was wrong with the soil.
With April being Water Awareness Month, March turned out to be a pretty good time to start focusing on saving water when Salt River Project hosted its sixth annual Water Conservation Expo at the SRP PERA Club in Tempe.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says its new guidelines would make the food Americans eat safer and help prevent the kinds of foodborne disease outbreaks that sicken or kill thousands of consumers each year.
Residents who live in the area of Val Vista Drive from Riggs to Appleby Roads are invited to a neighborhood meeting to learn about and provide input about a project that will impact their neighborhoods. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Perry Library, 1965 E. Queen Creek Road in Gilbert.
It’s been a long time since the silt and vegetation along the walls of 131 miles of SRP canals throughout the Valley have been cleared away.
Along a portion of State Route 87 — better known as Old Hunt Highway in the heart of the Gila River Indian reservation between Alma School and Dobson roads near Sacaton, Olberg Bridge reaches across desert that used to be a river.
What was once a fertile field lies parched and dormant alongside a dry irrigation canal Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, near Casa Blanca, Ariz., on the Gila River Indian Reservation. An agreement that would slice through decades of litigation that has tied water rights in knots was introduced by Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., on Tuesday. The bill would spell out exactly how much of Arizona's precious water should flow to the Gila River Reservation in what many expect would increase the water allotment for farming expansion.(AP Photo/Matt York)
Mesa voters have approved a $70 million bond for the city to make a myriad of improvements, according to unofficial results
Mesa voters will cast ballots Nov. 6 for two bond issues – one for the schools and one for the city.
The operators of a proposed copper mine in Florence want a federal judge to void a new town law that would effectively thwart the project.