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University of Arizona Sierra Vista

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1040 N Colombo Ave
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 United States

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May 2018

Water Wise ‘Water and Energy Nexus’ Talk

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Arizona Sierra Vista, 1040 N Colombo Ave
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 United States
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Free

Dr. George Frisvold of the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Arizona, will explain how our use of water and energy in Arizona are intimately linked. When you turn on a light, you're indirectly using water. When you turn on the tap, you're indirectly using energy. Water is used to generate most forms of energy. Energy is used to pump and deliver water. Representatives of companies providing solar and wind energy will also be present to help you…

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June 2018

Water Wise Rain Harvesting Workshop

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Arizona Sierra Vista, 1040 N Colombo Ave
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 United States
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Free

Rick Weisberg of Oasis Water Harvesting and MaryAnn Capehart of the UA Water Wise program will present the A to Zs of rain harvesting installations. Systems from 55 gallon barrels to large tanks, 500 gallons and up will be covered. Free raffle to win a 55-gallon barrel!

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July 2018

Rain Harvesting Tour Sierra Vista Area

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Arizona Sierra Vista, 1040 N Colombo Ave
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 United States
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Free

Meet at the UA Sierra Vista campus to learn the principles of rain water harvesting and from there tour homes that put the principles into practice! Participants will caravan in their own vehicles to homes and businesses featuring a variety of rain harvesting systems.

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August 2018

Native Plants for Cochise County

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Arizona Sierra Vista, 1040 N Colombo Ave
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 United States
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Free

Cado Daily, Water Wise guru, landscape and water resource specialist, will discuss plants that thrive in Cochise County. Petey Mesquitey, aka Peter Gruelach, nursery owner and desert lands enthusiast, will present a selection of hard-to-find, native plants, local to our area, and offer them for sale. Don't be surprised if someone breaks into a song!

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October 2018

Arizona Domestic Well Owners Workshop

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Arizona Sierra Vista, 1040 N Colombo Ave
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 United States
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Free

Dr. Janick Artiola, Research Scientist, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, and Gary Hix, former president of the Arizona Water Well Association, will cover the A-Zs of wells. The placement, installation and registration of wells will be covered. The importance of testing your your water, what to test for and how to get your water tested will be covered. Home water filtration options will also be covered, and more! A free book on well care and a flash drive…

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November 2018

Water Wise Septic Care Workshop

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
University of Arizona Sierra Vista, 1040 N Colombo Ave
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 United States
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Free

Join us for this popular and useful workshop. Presenter Dr. Kitt Farrell-Poe, UA Water Quality Specialist, will explain the parts of a septic systems; what chemicals to avoid putting into your septic system; how often to have your system inspected and pumped; what happens when you buy or sell a home with a septic system, and more. Making sure your septic is working properly keeps toxins out of our groundwater, washes and waterways (and your neighbor's well!)

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