• Rainwater Collection: Basic Components of a Rainwater Storage System

      Daily, Cado; Wilkins, Cyndi (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-10)
    • Arizona Wells: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Wells

      Artiola, Janick F.; Uhlman, Kristine; Hix, Gary L. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-09)
    • Water Recycling FAQs

      Rock, Channah; McLain, Jean E.; Gerrity, Daniel (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-05)
    • Common Terminology of Water Recycling

      Rock, Channah; McLain, Jean E.; Gerrity, Daniel (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-05)
    • Arizona's Blue Ribbon Panel on Water Sustainability

      Rock, Channah; Graf, Chuck; Scott, Christopher; McLain, Jean E.; Megdal, Sharon (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-05)
    • Using Rainwater in Urban Landscapes: Quick Guide for Maricopa County

      Waters, Summer; Paul, Haley (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-04)
    • Effluent Dependent Streams of Arizona

      Uhlman, Kristine; Eden, Susanna; Rock, Channah; Westfall, Erin; Sprouse, Terry (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-03)
    • What You Should Know When You're Having Your Septic System Inspected for the Transfer of Ownership Program

      Farrell-Poe, Kitt; Garrett, Jake; Long, Dawn (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-03)
    • Turfgrass Consumptive Use: Prescott, Arizona

      Brown, Paul W.; Schalau, Jeff (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2012-02)
    • Determining the Amount of Irrigation Water Applied to a Field

      Martin, Edward C. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-12)
    • Converting from Gallons -- to Inches -- to Runtime Hours for Row Crop Drip Irrigation Systems

      Martin, Edward C.; Barreto, Armando (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-12)
    • Measuring Water Flow in Surface Irrigation Ditches and Gated Pipe

      Martin, Edward C. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-12)
    • Turfgrass Consumptive Use: Flagstaff, Arizona

      Brown, Paul W. (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-11)
    • Water Facts: Home Water Treatment Options

      Artiola, Janick; Soil, Water & Enviromental Science (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-09)
      Today, homeowners have access to several water treatment systems to help control minerals and contaminants and to disinfect their water. Nearly half of the homes in the U.S. have some type of water treatment device. Mistrust of public water utilities, uncertainty over water quality standards, concerns about general health issues and limited understanding about home water treatment systems have all played a role in this increasing demand for home water treatment systems. Private well owners also need to provide safe drinking water for their families and have to make decisions as to how to treat their own water sources to meet this need. However, choosing a water treatment system is no easy task. Depending of the volume of water and degree of contamination, the homeowner should consider professional assistance in selecting and installing well water treatment systems. The process of selection is often confounded by incomplete or misleading information about water quality, treatment options, and costs. The following paragraphs outline the major well water treatment options. Further details on types, uses (point of use) and costs of these home water treatment systems are provided in the Arizona Know Your Water booklet. Additional information about Arizonas water sources that can help private well owners make decisions about home water treatment options, can be found in Arizona Well Owners Guide to Water Supply booklet (see references section).
    • Microbial Source Tracking: Watershed Characterization and Source Identification

      Rivera, Berenise; Rock, Channah (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-08)
    • Playing Safe in Natural Waters: How to Protect Yourself from Naegleria fowleri When You Go Swimming

      Sifuentes, Laura; Gerba, Charles; Rock, Channah (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-08)
    • When it Rains it Runs Off: Runoff and Urbanized Areas in Arizona

      Waters, Summer; Farrell-Poe, Kitt; Wagner, Kristen; Water Resources Research Center (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-07)
      Urban run-off is created by rain, snowmelt, or irrigation water flowing across sidewalks, drive ways, roadways, and other surfaces into storm drains. All storm drains empty into rivers or river beds, lakes, streams, washes, and other storage areas often without treatment. The Urban Run-off (Non-point Source Pollution) Tip Sheet will educate the reader on urban run-off and associated water pollution. The tip sheet explains the causes, effects, and sources of non-point source pollution. It also provides information on what can be done to prevent urban run-off and water pollution. It includes both general information as well as information specific to Maricopa County.
    • Nitrate Contamination Potential in Arizona Groundwater: Implications for Drinking Water Wells

      Uhlman, Kristine; Artiola, Janick; Water Resources Research Center (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-07)
      Arizona's arid environment and aquifer types allow for the persistence of nitrate contamination in ground water. Agricultural practices and the prevalence of septic systems contributes to this water quality concern, resulting in nitrate exceeding the EPA Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) in several locations across the state. Working with known nitrate concentrations in 6,800 wells across the state, this fact sheet presents maps showing the probability of nitrate contamination of ground water exceeding the MCL. The importance of monitoring your domestic water supply well for nitrate is emphasized.
    • Arizona Project WET Water Festivals: A Summative Evaluation

      Schwartz, Kerry; Thomas-Hilburn, Holly; Agricultural Education (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-07)
      The Make a Splash with Project WET Arizona Water Festival program is in its ninth year and served 12 communities in the 2008-2009 school year. The program trained 622 volunteers to deliver engaging water education to 6,924 fourth graders and their 313 teachers. With the support of the Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona Project WET has conducted a summative evaluation, and is able to use that information to further increase the effectiveness of the program while simultaneously documenting successes in student learning and community engagement in water education.
    • Cómo Convertir de Galones a Pulgadas, y Determinar el Tiempo de Operación Para los Sistemas de Riego por Goteo en Cultivos en Surcos (Spanish)

      Martin, Edward; Baretto, Armando; Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2011-05)
      Many growers in Arizona are switching from surface to drip irrigation. This change requires many changes in water management. One of the changes that growers are having the most difficulty with is the concept of applying gallons of water instead of inches. This paper helps growers make this conversion from inches to gallons and then back again. An accompanying EXCEL program, available on the web, will help growers determine run times and application amounts.