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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Using Rainwater in Urban Landscapes: Quick Guide for Maricopa County

Author: 
Waters, Summer
Paul, Haley
Publication Date: 
April 2012
Publication Number: 
AZ1566
Pages: 
8 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Harvested rainwater offers a way to help offset the use of potable water for urban landscapes in Maricopa County, where up to 70% of a household's water consumption can be devoted to outdoor use. This Quick Guide will inform readers of passive and active types of rainwater harvesting and where to go to learn more about rainwater harvesting. Additionally, a list of rainwater harvesting demonstration sites throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area will be listed. Lastly, this publication will provide a list of materials and general suggestions of where to buy them (no specific stores to be mentioned) if someone wants to start a rainwater harvesting project at their home. This publication includes general rainwater harvesting information along with information specific to Maricopa County.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Water Resources Research Center
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1566
Keyword: 
rainwater harvesting
water conservation
urban landscapes
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Natural Resources and Environment
Water
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