Next Water Conservation Expo coming in March 2014
The next SRP Water Conservation Expo is tentatively scheduled for March 2014.
More than 700 people attended the sixth annual SRP Water Conservation Expo, held on March 2, 2013. The expo is held at PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Drive, Tempe.
The smart irrigation controller instant rebate has expired. Details about discount offers and classes for the next expo will be posted to this page when they become available in early 2014.
Highlights from the most recent expo included classes about smart irrigation controller programming and xeriscape (low-water-use landscaping) and booths featuring a variety of water-saving ideas and devices. Details are below.
SRP's annual expo traditionally features a sharp discount on smart irrigation controllers, such as the Rain Bird ESP-SMT.
These controllers promote water efficiency by using historical weather data, along with on-site rainfall and temperature information, to determine daily watering run times. Soil condition, plant type, shade factor and slope are also considered.
Xeriscape refers to seven principles that help ensure landscapes are water efficient. Implementing these principles can create beautiful and healthy landscapes while saving water.
In 2013, instructor Donna DiFrancesco, a water conservation specialist with the City of Mesa, taught attendees about xeriscape, low-water-use plants, water conservation and sustainability.
SRP's landscaping tool offers ideas about how to create beautiful low-water-use outdoor environments.
Expo exhibits typically provide information about water supplies, energy efficiency, water safety and water conservation. Previous exhibits have included: