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WMG rain water harvesting home tour on Saturday

Soil contouring and other rain water harvesting techniques can solve residential flooding problems. (Photo Credit: Pamela Powers)

Have you considered water harvesting, but didn’t know where to start? Check out Watershed Management Group’s (WMG) first ever home tour on Saturday, September 17.

Eleven homes featuring water harvesting techniques will be on the tour. The cost is $10/car or $5/bike.

BICAS is organizing a bike tour of the WMG’s home tour (Cycling information here.)

Here is more information from WMG’s website:

Looking for inspiration and ideas to green and beautify your home landscape without increasing your water bill?

On September 17, 2011 WMG will be offering a self guided tour of a dozen Tucson yards that have been transformed into water harvesting oases through WMG’s Co-op Program.

Sites along the tour will demonstrate rainwater harvesting earthworks (contouring the land to capture, slow down, and increase rainwater infiltration), greywater systems, food production, native plantings, compost systems, and various types of cisterns and rainbarrels that capture rooftop runoff for landscape and drinking water use. Tour attendees will be provided with a brochure which will contain maps, suggested bike and bus routes, as well as an overview of each site. Homeowners will be on hand between 10am and 4pm on the day to answer questions.

To sign up please pay by credit or debit card at http://www.watershedmg.org/contribute and write hometour in the comments section or mail a check made payable to Watershed Management Group, P.O. Box 44205, Tucson, Arizona 85733. Checks should be received by Sept 10.

Tour Cost: $5 for bike or public transportation, or $10 per car (sign in is required at each site).

Contact Rhiwena Slack at co-op@watershedmg.org for more information.


This entry was posted on September 16, 2011 by in Arizona, environment, sustainability, Tucson, water harvesting and tagged , .
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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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