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Plants don't waste water, people do.                                                            April is Water Awareness Month!

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Save water and reduce maintenance by selecting plants that are suitable for Arizona’s climate. Then, water appropriately.


Stick with Arizona-appropriate landscapes. Xeriscape, Photo

Choose Less-thirsty Plants
ADWR provides several regional Low Water-use Plant Lists.


Create a Water-efficient Landscape
Explore Xeriscape: Landscaping with StyleOffSite Icon for information on appropriate landscapes for the Sonoran Desert.


Visit Xeriscape Gardens and Nurseries
Find an Arizona Demonstration Garden Acrobat Icon PDFs (629 KB) and learn about landscaping ideas and fabulous low water-use plants.



Determine your plants' water needs.

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Calculate How Often and How Long to Water Your Landscape
ADWR provides Water-efficient Landscape Information and Watering Guidelines.


Create a Watering Schedule for Your Landscape
Explore Xeriscape: Landscaping with StyleOffSite Icon for guidance.




Fix leaks and only water your landscape – not the pavement!Water Waste, Photo


Take Care of Your Irrigation System

Explore Xeriscape: Landscaping with StyleOffSite Icon for monthly and
yearly tips for good irrigation care.


Consider a Pro

Find a local EPA WaterSense Certified PartnerOffSite Icon or Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation or Landscape ProfessionalOffSite Icon who has been certified to check in-ground systems for leaks and make recommendations for better water efficiency.



Executive Order 2008-19 Acrobat Icon PDFs (248 KB) designates April as Water Awareness Month. Water Awareness Month provides a great opportunity to focus on ways we can all be better water stewards. The Arizona Department of Water Resources asks you to do your part in educating, celebrating and taking action to save water - in April and every month.


Conservation Section Navigation Links

Use the above links to navigate the Conservation Section