12th SRP Water Conservation Expo set for Saturday
WHAT: Valley residents will learn about SRP’s role in water and how to conserve our precious resource by participating in the 12th annual SRP Water Conservation Expo. The expo is recognized by customers and exhibitors as one of the area’s best water-themed events. There will be a variety of activities at the free expo for the entire family, including an educational bird demonstration by Liberty Wildlife. Also, exhibitors will bepresenting information on ways to save water, landscape professionals will be on site to provide advice, and representatives from several Valley cities will be available to discuss their rebates and water conservation programs. There will also be an interactive snowpack-measuring demonstration and water-efficient products.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the PERA Valley Conference Center, 1 E. Continental Drive in Tempe.
WHY: The main draw of the expo is the discount on “smart” irrigation controllers, but all rebate vouchers have been allocated for this year’s event. SRP water and power customers who are interested in learning about water conservation are still invited to attend the expo. There might be controllers available on the day of the expo. Please arrive at 11:30 a.m. to check. Over the past 11 years, the expo has grown to become the largest one-day distribution event of smart irrigation controllers in the nation. SRP has distributed approximately 6,000 smart irrigation controllers at the previous 11 expos. That translates to approximately 648 million gallons of water saved, based on the average household water use of 12,000 gallons per month before installation. About 8,000 customers have attended and received useful water conservation information.
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SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP also is the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.