Opinion: Groups from all over Arizona have applied for about $100 million in water conservation grants. Here’s what to know about the proposals.
Several cities in metro Phoenix have applied for grants to yank turf at city-owned facilities or offer rebates for homeowners to do the same.
A Phoenix school wants to install rainwater harvesting and low water-use gardening beds, so it can teach the wider community to use them.
A Tucson-based nonprofit wants to extend water conservation education programs and rebates to residents who pump groundwater from private wells.
There are multiple proposals to upgrade inefficient water meters, yank turf from city parks and schools, and to run irrigation water through pipes instead of uncovered earthen canals.
And that’s just a sample of the water-saving proposals submitted to Arizona’s Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) for possible funding.
That’s good news.