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Eat fresh: Local farmers markets

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:45:00 -0700

Eating fresh doesn’t mean it has to be expensive! Eat great and support our local growers by checking out your local farmers market. Freshen out your fridge will locally grown and soucred produce, meats, dairy and more. Don’t forget to…


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SRP: Helpful, easy tips to reduce energy bill

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:37:00 -0700

As we endure another summer of triple-digit temps,excessive-heat warnings are making headlines. We live in one of the warmest climates from June through September, but when it comes to paying your utility bill, there’s no need to sweat it. Air…


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Zittle: 'GateKeepers' taking big role in delivering water to EV

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:41:00 -0700

When all else fails, do it yourself. That’s what two Salt River Project employees did to improve their department’s ability to accurately measure water and, more importantly, to help distribute the precious resource SRP delivers to about 2 million people…


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Doing the dirty work: Gilbert man Koon rappels alongside Horse Mesa Dam

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:51:00 -0700

For Gilbert resident and Salt River Project journeyman lineman Josh Koon, the danger of his job doesn’t come from the 30 stories he rappels. Instead, the true moments of worry come when he isn’t thinking about the situation.


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SRP: Solar energy powers Aspire Kids sports center in Chandler

Tue, 21 May 2013 13:17:00 -0700

As the sounds of kids jumping, tumbling and somersaulting echo through the Aspire Kids Sports Center in Chandler, solar panels silently soak in the sun on the roof of the 32,000-square-foot training facility.


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SRP: Saving hundreds on energy efficiency at home

Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:12:00 -0700

When Kris Johnson bought her home 12 years ago, she fell in love with the high ceilings and open floor plan. It’s a unique home in Arizona because the neighborhood is patterned after a New England village, complete with shake…



Mesa Community College rose garden continues to bloom

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 07:43:00 -0700

A walk through the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College with its curator includes stops at roses named Chihuly, Julia Childs and Day Breaker. This decades-old garden continues to grow and bloom each year through the work of hundreds of…


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Living Green: SRP Water Expo promotes wise water conservation

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:01:00 -0700

With April being Water Awareness Month, March turned out to be a pretty good time to start focusing on saving water when Salt River Project hosted its sixth annual Water Conservation Expo at the SRP PERA Club in Tempe.


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Living Green: SRP enhances solar options for customers

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:01:00 -0700

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Arizona is an ideal place to utilize solar electricity. But the decision to invest in a solar installation on your home can be complicated.


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Living Green: SRP’s partnering to build a bright future for East Valley

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 07:58:00 -0700

With temperatures finally falling and the holidays near, it’s easy to forget we live in the desert. Reliable water and electricity supplies are the foundations for our thriving metropolitan area.


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Valley family can save $1,400 a year with SRP ENERGY STAR home

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 14:30:00 -0700

When Tamee and George Simbles moved into their 3,100-square-foot home last week, they became the first family to reside in a new SRP ENERGY STAR Home. While house hunting, Tamee wanted to downsize to a single-story home “with less space…


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Chandler-Gilbert college opens Environmental Technology Center

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 05:58:00 -0700

Chandler-Gilbert Community College celebrated the opening of the Environmental Technology Center, an outdoor learning center, at the college’s Pecos campus Tuesday.


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SRP's 90K-panel Queen Creek solar plant up and running

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:55:00 -0700

Salt River Project went live on a 19 megawatt solar plant in Queen Creek last week, raising the company’s retail electrical needs from renewable sources to 10 percent.


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SRP helps students explore nature at Audubon Center

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:42:00 -0700

When Lindsey Hendricks sees a 10-year-old boy listening intently to the wind blowing through the trees or a cicada buzzing in the air, she can’t help but smile.


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Living Green: Conserving water is our job

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:27:00 -0700

At Salt River Project, we’ve always believed that every drop of water saved here in the Valley is a drop we can store in our reservoirs to use another day. Keeping track of all of those drops is one of…


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SRP offers free solar program for nonprofits

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:37:00 -0700

Area eligible nonprofit organizations can apply for a chance to receive a free solar photovoltaic energy system from SRP EarthWise Energy.



SRP customers help reforest areas devastated by Arizona fires

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 08:15:00 -0700

Each year, as forest fires rage across the state, it’s heartbreaking to see thousands of trees consumed by flames. Just a few months ago, the Gladiator Fire blazed through more than 16,000 acres in the Prescott National Forest; and last…


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How to save on summer utility bills

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:07:00 -0700

When Darcy Small’s 4-year-old twin daughters go off to college, they’ll have a stash of cash that came directly from savings on their family’s annual energy bill. The Small family moved from Oregon to Arizona a year ago and went…


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SRP trains teachers in climate issues, renewable energy

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 08:41:00 -0700

Gilbert fifth-grade teacher Nancy Hannigan knelt down and picked up a newspaper article and a piece of Styrofoam that had been buried three months ago and was recently excavated. The Greenfield Elementary School teacher noted that neither showed any signs…


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Imperial Valley geothermal power helps East Valley 24/7

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:08:00 -0700

How does geothermal energy captured near southern California’s Salton Sea help us here in the Valley of the Sun? You’d be surprised.


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At SRP, sustainability happens every day

Mon, 07 May 2012 16:31:00 -0700

Along with delivering reliable power and water to the Valley for more than 100 years, SRP provides information, programs and strategies for customers to conserve these vital resources. The result is often happy customers who have reduced their bills while…


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Keep costs down by keeping out quagga mussels

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 07:07:00 -0700

With temperatures rising and the boating season upon us, now is not the time to let down our guard when it comes to the importance of keeping invasive quagga mussels out of the reservoirs on the Salt and Verde rivers.


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Spectrum Water District lowers costs by watching the clock

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:03:00 -0700

Whether for a small business or a family of four, every dollar counts as the economic slump lingers. The Spectrum Water District is one business that has discovered a refreshing way to boost its bottom line.



SRP helps teachers go above and beyond in the classroom

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:35:00 -0700

Fifth-grade teacher Stephanie Lederman worked diligently with her colleagues to construct a circuit that would use the sun's rays to power tiny light bulbs. As the light bulbs flickered, the Chandler teacher couldn't wait to take the free set of…


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