Pima County Smartscape
University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with Tucson Water, is pleased to offer the Pima County Smartscape Program. This partnership, which began in 1989, focuses on landscape water conservation and education in Tucson and the surrounding communities. Smartscape promotes best management practices based on Xeriscape principles for creating and maintaining healthy, water-efficient landscapes. The main objective of the program is to promote adoption of water-efficient landscapes and increase irrigation efficiencies in the residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial water user classes. To meet this objective, informative classes are held throughout the year for landscape professionals and residential water users in the Tucson area. Ultimately, efficient water use in the landscape has the potential to create savings in water, costs, maintenance, and energy while promoting sustainability of our urban desert community.