By Graham Bosch | Chamber Business News
The City of Phoenix recently announced its Water Services Department received a grant to pilot a program testing innovative water conservation technology in partnership with Arizona State University.
The funds will be used to inject water-absorbing polymers, also known as hydrogels, under the turf of 12 acres of soccer fields on the ASU West campus.
“This is technology that is currently being used in California,” said Kathryn Sorensen, Phoenix Water director. “The City of Phoenix applied for a grant with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with Arizona State University, and received a $100,000 grant to pilot this same technology here in our desert soils to see how well it works out for us.”