Welcome to Water Wise!
Coming in July:
"Guided Rainwater Harvesting Tours" - Free
The monsoon season is soon upon us and is the perfect time to collect an abundant source of water - rain!
For inspiration or for ideas on how to collect and use rainwater, come join us!
Each site has a unique starting time because the systems need to be explained. For a full schedule and details, contact Water Wise by email: email@example.com or call us (520) 458-8278 x 2141.
Sierra Vista: Saturday, July 13
Starting time: Meet at 8:00 a.m. Cochise College Career Technical Education (CTE) building, 901 Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista (map). The guided tour is approximately 3 hours.
A linked 2 - 660 gallon corrugated metal pipe cistern system constructed by Cochise College's construction students
A residential rainwater collection system with multiple small containers and a large tank
A small front-yard residential RainScape with passive collection system designed and installed by Watershed Management Group of Tucson
30,000 gallon cistern at Pueblo del Sol Country Club that harvests rain from the tennis courts
Joyce Clarke Middle School 2,800 gallon cistern
Bisbee: Saturday, July 20
Starting time: Meet at 8 a.m. in the park (also called "Grassy Park") in front of the Copper Queen Hotel, downtown Old Bisbee. The tour is approximately 2 hours in length (not including Bonus Stop).
City of Bisbee Copper Queen Plaza - a 660 gallon corrugated pipe cistern.
Three residential rainwater collection systems with a variety of collection systems ranging from 90 gallon containers to 275 gallon water "totes" to 500 gallon containers. The rainwater is used for vegetable gardens, fruit trees and landscaping.
BONUS STOP: Brian A.Terry Border Patrol Station - Uses rainwater to flush toilets and for landscaping. Also features a 1,300 panel, 320 kWh solar array.
To attend the Border Patrol Station tour REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE JUNE 28
To register, contact Manases Villa, Border Community Liaison at (520) 432-6373. If voice mail, leave your phone number and he will return your call. Because this is a federal security facility, information needed to register includes date of birth, driver's license number and social security number.
Site location: 2136 S. Naco Hwy, Bisbee.
Tour time: 10:15 a.m, to 10:45 a.m.
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Why be Water Wise? Arizonans have long known that water is our most precious resource. Many residents presently enjoy a reliable, relatively inexpensive supply of high quality water. However, water use has begun to exceed water recharge in some areas of Cochise County, generating concern about depleting water resources. To ensure adequate water supplies for the future, all of us need to be more water wise. This web page contains tips for saving water indoors and outdoors. These water wise ideas can not only help you save money on your water bill, but also benefit the community by conserving this precious resource.
Water Wise is a public/privately funded University of Arizona Cooperative Extension water conservation educational program. We are here to help you do what you want, but more water efficiently. Please let us help you!
Thank you to our Water Wise Partners - we can't do it without you!
The information given herein is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is implied.
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