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BE WATER-SAFE: ASSIGN A WATER WATCHER
Temperatures have heated up and pool season is upon us. Think safety first and assign a water watcher! If kids will be around water, assign a few capable adults who know how to swim and perform CPR in case of an emergency as water watchers.
- Ask water watchers to put away distractions, such as electronic devices and books. If you are working from home or doing yard work, you can’t be a water watcher.
- Make sure water watchers know the street address of the pool.
- If at a pool, water watchers should scan the bottom of the pool before leaving and lock the pool gate.
- Water watchers must actively watch those in their care, being sure to scan the area and keep count of everyone in the group, not just children.
For more water safety tips, visit srp.net/watersafety.
INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY HOURS
If you participate in the SRP Time-of-Use™, SRP EZ-3™, Electric Vehicle (EV), Residential Demand Pilot or a Customer Generation price plan, all on-peak hours on Monday, July 4, will be lower-priced (off-peak) in observance of Independence Day. For the EV Price Plan, super off-peak hours are in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day.
NO-COST/LOW-COST ENERGY-SAVING TIPS
Here are some simple no-cost/low-cost tips to help you save some energy and money throughout the summer:
- Clean the lint trap before every dryer load.
- Wash dishes all at once instead of several times during the day.
- Replace the bulbs in your five most frequently used light fixtures with LEDs.
- Ceiling fans cool people, not rooms. Turn off the ceiling fan when no one is in the room.
- As temperatures rise, close curtains and blinds during the day to keep out the sunlight and heat.
For more no-cost/low-cost tips to save, visit srp.net/tips.
SAVE ON A SMART IRRIGATION CONTROLLER
SRP’s Water Conservation Expo will continue with three more virtual Zoom events to choose from — July 12, 14 and 16. You’ll have an opportunity to save up to 80% on a smart irrigation controller.
As one of the largest suppliers of water to the Valley, SRP hosts the expo to provide customers with an opportunity to learn about water conservation. At the virtual event, you will hear from water professionals as they discuss SRP’s role in water management and other water conservation-related topics.
Visit srp.net/2022expo to register and get information on the smart irrigation controllers available for purchase.
DID YOU KNOW?
New SRP website coming soon
Soon, srpnet.com will have a new look! In addition to the updated design, the site will have translated pages in Spanish, greater accessibility for people with disabilities and more. Watch srpnet.com for more information.
ARIZONA'S WILDFIRE OUTLOOK
Arizona recently experienced one of the driest consecutive 12-month periods from April 2021 through March 2022 leading to much of the state being in extreme to exceptional drought conditions. This also resulted in the winter of 2022 being the 20th driest among 110-year-old records kept by SRP water managers with about 200,000 acre-feet of water flowing into the SRP reservoirs from the Salt and Verde watershed. For reference, 1 acre-foot of water is enough water for two to three households annually. And despite the dry conditions, the total reservoir system currently remains at 72% of capacity (as of April 15, 2022).
While some areas of the Verde watershed and Mogollon Rim received some much-needed snow this winter that brought a bit of relief to the extremely dry soil, the watershed is still suffering from the year-long drought conditions. As the typically dry spring season approaches and temperatures increase, new vegetation is likely to rapidly dry out, increasing the risk of wildfires. Predictions for Arizona’s 2022 wildfire season indicate a potentially active fire season both in lower-elevation grasslands and higher-elevation forested lands. Dry, windy and warm conditions leading into the monsoon are likely to pose a high risk for the possibility of significant fires in the high mountain forests that make up SRP’s watershed.
SRP continues to work with partners on forest restoration activities, such as thinning unhealthy, overgrown areas, in order to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and protect the forest watershed that supplies water to the Valley. To learn about the SRP Healthy Forest Initiative™, visit srp.net/forest.
SAVE THE DATE: SHADE TREE WEBINARS
Join us at a Shade Tree webinar and receive up to two free shade trees for your home. Plus, you’ll learn how to best select, plant and care for your new shade trees and get the opportunity to chat with our tree experts. The event is free to attend, but space is limited and fills up fast. Sign up at srp.net/shadetrees.
Upcoming Shade Tree webinars:
Wednesday, July 27, noon
Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.