202 N. State Route 89
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
fax (928) 636-2144
"Providing Water for Chino Valley's Future"
Why Water Conservation?
While Chino Valley is blessed with abundant sunshine, grasslands, and beautiful vistas, water is not quite so freely available. While the aquifers below Chino Valley have large reserves of high quality fresh water, managing this resource responsibly is essential to ensuring a sustainable future.
While the Town of Chino Valley Water Resource Department is working hard to bring additional water supplies to the citizens of the Chino Valley, water conservation is essential to ensuring that these supplies are sufficient to meet the future demands of this rapidly growing area. Water conservation will help stretch our limited resources, allowing the Town to grow and prosper while minimizing environmental impacts.
What Are We Doing?
The Water Resource Department has developed a series of brochures and public service announcements related to water conservation. This program is designed to raise awareness of the importance of conservation and to provide practical advice to help the citizens of Chino Valley do their part to conserve our local resources.
The Town has partnered with the ADWR "Patch the Pipe" leak detection program to train Town staff to use available ADWR-owned high-tech leak detection equipment. The Town will continue to monitor its water distribution system to ensure that any leaks are detected and repaired as quickly as possible.
Arizona Rinse Smart
The Water Resources Department has also partnered with ADWR and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation through the Arizona Rinse Smart program to install high pressure, low water use pre-rinse spray valves in area restaurants and schools. Pre-rinse spray valves are initially used by many food service establishments to remove food particles before plates and trays are placed within commercial dishwashers. The newer, more efficient spray valves use half as much water and clean more effectively than standard spray valves.
The Water Resource Department is actively involved with the Central Yavapai Water Conservation Partnership. This ad-hoc group of water resource professionals from regional municipalities has conducted a large survey of regional understanding and attitudes towards water conservation and provided grants to teachers for water conservation and education projects. We will continue to work regionally on these types of water conservation projects.
The Town of Chino Valley is a charter member of various other water groups including the
Yavapai County Water Advisory Committee and the
Northern Arizona Municipal Water Users Association.
The Water Resource Department is currently in the process of developing a comprehensive Water Conservation Code to help encourage efficient water use within the Town of Chino Valley. It is anticipated that a proposed ordinance will be available for public comment in early 2008. Check back for more information.
What Can You Do?
Tip #1: Household Conservation
Tip #2: Appliances and Fixtures
Tip #3: Smart Water Use Landscape Ideas
Tip #4: Accents and Grasses
Tip #5: Trees and Shrubs
Tip #6: Xeriscape
Tip #7: Keys to Efficient Irrigation
"Remember, every drop matters."
"Conservation easements will help preserve grassland habitat for many important species such as the native Pronghorn Antelope."
ADWR Statewide Water Conservation Office
ADWR Low Water Use Drought Tolerant Plant List
Application for Rain Harvesting Tax Credit
Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use, by Patricia Waterfall, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Rainwater Harvesting Calculator
Water: Use it Wisely
EPA: WaterSense Quiz Game
EPA: Water for Kids
Earth 911 Water Conservation Tips
H2ouse Indoor Water Audit
Northern Arizona Turf Water Use Report
Project WET: Water Education for Teachers
Estimating Soil Moisture by Feel and Appearance
Conservation White Paper
prepared at the request of the
City-County Water Infrastructure, Supply & Planning Study, PHASE 2
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