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SRP hosts water conservation expo

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Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2012 1:16 pm

Salt River Project is holding a water conservation expo in Tempe on Saturday, March 3 to help Valley residents learn how to save water in their yards and homes. Those attending the free expo can speak with landscaping experts and learn about water-saving devices for the yard and home. The expo will feature booths that display energy-efficiency and environmental programs along with vendors who offer water-saving products or services. Representatives from several Valley cities will attend.

The first 500 SRP electric or water customers who register for and attend the expo will be eligible to purchase a “smart” irrigation controller for $50 and save as much as $240 on the price of a Rain Bird controller. The special controller uses weather data to manage outdoor watering schedules more effectively and can cut water use up to 25 percent. That could bring considerable savings, as landscape watering can account for up to 70 percent of a household’s water use. The first 500 expo attendees will also receive a water-saving showerhead worth $39.

The expo includes family activities like interactive displays, a live white amur fish used for weed control in Valley canals and an exhibit on keeping the invasive quagga mussels out of waterways. Also, there will be a celebration of the Theodore Roosevelt Dam Centennial.

The expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the SRP PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Drive in Tempe. For more information, visit www.TogetherWeConserve.com/events.

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