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2016 Event Schedule is coming!

Winter is here and are you ready?

Yipes! Don't let this happen to you!


Follow some simple Water Wise Winter Tips

Insulate all exposed water pipes

Rainwater tank water pipes

Irrigation pipes

Know where your shut-off valves are - especially the main valve

(usually in the water meter box, on your side of the meter)

Drain irrigation lines if they are not buried

Insulate outside hose bibs

Cover tender plants

Walk around your property and look for any other items that could freeze!


Resources for Winter Vegetable Gardening and Landscape Planting:

Ten Steps to a Successful Vegetable Garden

Ten Steps to a Successful Vegetable Garden (Video)

Cochise County Master Gardener Program

What is Xeriscape and how can I design my own?

Sierra Vista Area Plant List (with photos)

Low Water Plants for Cochise County

Planting Container - Bought Trees and Shrubs

How to plant (in pictures)

When Do I Water?

Watering Trees and Shrubs

Wonder what your watering schedule should be? Here's a watering schedule!Watering Chart


Landscape Plants






More Resources:

Lawn Care for Cochise County; Drip Irrigation - The Basics; Scheduling an Irrigation Controller


Resources for Water Quality and Wells

Arizona Know Your Water

Arizona Well Owner's Guide to Water Supply

More Resources on the Links Page - scroll to Wells and Water Quality


Resources for Septic Systems

Inspecting Septic Systems

Operating Septic Systems

Managing Septic Systems

Maintaining Septic Systems

Antibacterial Products

Transfer of Ownership



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!





Water Wise Annual Report 2014

Additional support is provided by Pueblo del Sol Water, the City of Bisbee, Southeast Arizona Association of Realtors, and the U of A Cooperative Extension.

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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