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Chandler residents are invited to give feedback on the City’s Annual Budget and 10- Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) process.


Upcoming opportunities include: • All-day budget briefing with the City Council at 8 a.m. Fri., May 4 • Public hearing and tentative budget adoption at 7 p.m. Thu., May 24 • Public hearing, final budget and CIP adoption at 7 p.m. Thu., June 14 • Public hearing and property tax levy adoption at 7 p.m. Thu., June 28 Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers, 88 W. Chicago St. in downtown Chandler. A list of the roadway and other capital projects being proposed over the next 10 years can be found at www.chandleraz.gov/budget. Residents may also write, call or email the mayor and council with their comments and suggestions. Contact information is at www.chandleraz.gov.


Free landscape, irrigation classes The city’s spring lineup of popular


landscaping and irrigation workshops includes two new classes to help residents save money and reduce water use just in time for rising temperatures, which can mean greater consumption and waste. Various workshops will be held from


6 to 8:45 p.m. each Thursday beginning April 12 at Chandler City Hall, 175 N. Arizona Ave. Take advantage of these class dates


and topics: ”Yard Watering” on April 26 takes the


mystery out of irrigation so residents know how long and how much to water. It also teaches how to program an irrigation timer using actual controllers. “’Smart’ Irrigation Controllers” on


May 3 introduces a new generation of products called ‘Smart’ controllers that automatically adjust irrigation schedules based on actual site and weather conditions. These controllers can prevent irrigation when it rains, apply more water to landscape during unexpected hot and dry spells, and automatically adjust watering to reduce runoff from slopes. This new technology can help save up to 30 percent on landscape watering. Rebates of up to $250 are available for ‘Smart’ controllers. All workshops are free to Chandler utility customers, but participants must register. Visit the Water Conservation Office website at www.chandleraz.gov/ water for details and to register, or call 480-782-3580.


Community April is Water Awareness Month in


Arizona, which provides residents the perfect opportunity to learn more about water conservation. First stop:


April 21 – May 4, 2012 City sprinkles water-awareness info


City Hall to see the towering “Water Pyramid.” Second stop: a visit to www. waterawarenessmonth.com. This site teaches water-saving tips such as Be Cool with Your Pool, What’s Your Water Footprint and the True Cost of Bottled Water. It also lists a calendar of activities and events, plus information about Arizona’s water resources and conservation. Year-round, the city’s Water


Conservation office provides water saving assistance. It offers free on-site home water efficiency audits with an irrigation system checkup, landscape water-budgeting and free workshops covering plant care and irrigation topics teaching homeowners to create lush, yet water-efficient landscapes. Water Saver Kits – with a showerhead, faucet aerators, leak-detection tablets and a toilet displacement bag – are free to those in homes built before 1992. Rebates from $200 to $3,000 are also available for landscape installation, conversion and weather-based irrigation controllers. Contact the Water Conservation


Office at 480-782-3580 or www.chandleraz.gov/water.


WATER PYRAMID: This display in the lobby of Chandler City Hall stacks up 136 one-gallon containers representing the average amount of water Valley residents use every day. Submitted photo


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