Tracking Tempe's Water Usage

Posted on October 27, 2016 • Category: Water, Forests & Open Spaces

By Zackary Moran-Norris

The city of Tempe is adopting the Valley’s first fully automated water metering system that will allow residents to track water usage in real time.

The plan was developed by the City of Tempe Public Works Department before it was approved by the city council. 

Kolby Granville, a council member with the city of Tempe, said that the automated technology will provide financial benefits for the city.

“From a staffing standpoint, it will allow us…

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Cleaning Up Arizona's Roadways

Posted on October 21, 2016 • Category: Water, Forests & Open Spaces

By Zackary Moran-Norris

Whether it's on a t-shirt or on a sign along a Valley highway, chances are that you’ve heard or seen the slogan “Don’t Trash Arizona.”

Don’t Trash Arizona was established in 2006 as a public awareness initiative to reduce roadway littering through education, awareness and behavioral change. 

The program was created through a partnership between the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Arizona Department of Transportation because of the lack of highway litter cleanup…

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Beyond Route 66

Posted on October 19, 2016 • Category: Community Involvement

By Mindy Riesenberg

Kingman, Arizona evokes thoughts of Route 66 – the road and the song. But many travelers drive right past it on I-40 or just stop right off the Interstate only to grab a burger and keep on going. What they may not realize is that Kingman has become a hotbed of activity, with vineyards, restaurants and events all near other well-known attractions, like Las Vegas, Lake Mead and of course, Route 66. 


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