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Superior

“The things that attracted me to Superior were the natural mountainous areas, the habitat, and the community.”

 

Sonal Brahmbhatt,

Owner of Copper Mountain Motel, Superior, AZ

Nestled in the foothills of the Apache Leap mountains, the vast Sonoran desert and unique view of the mountain ranges has attracted folks from all around the state and the nation to Superior. From the legacy of Queen Creek to the Lost Trails of Superior (LOST), the community’s identity is imbedded within the beauty of the surrounding environment.

As Superior evolves from a mining town into a bustling community, growing responsibly is imperative to the success of current and future generations.

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Let’s ensure that Superior is a livable, healthy community

Sustainability has been a common practice in Superior for generations, but for the first time in its history the town is working with local water utility, Arizona Water Company, to launch a demand management program to meet increasing water conservation requirements while also growing sustainability efforts in the area. To make the program more effective, other organizations like the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Regenerating Sonoran, Rebuild Superior and APS are joining into the program as well.

Although the town, residents, businesses and organizations have been doing their part to protect Superior’s natural resources, there is always more to be done.

The demand management program introduces new elements for the public as well as working to build out existing conservation resources. The Town of Superior and Arizona Water Company are launching Sustainability Elevated, a public messaging campaign that provides actions and tips that residents and commercial water users can adopt to help make their community more sustainable and water conscious. Every month, content is posted on a new topic, with the topic for the kick-off month being water resources and the goals of the campaign. Superior water users are encouraged to do their part in ensuring a secured future for the community by following the campaign on Facebook, visiting our local water conservation experts at local events, or sharing tips and success stories for reducing water use.

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What you can do

The goal of this campaign is to initiate a community effort to increase sustainable practices in Superior so that it can be a healthy, livable community for current and future generations. Making Superior more sustainable can be as simple as picking up trash in the surrounding trails and living spaces, conserving water in your home, planting native plants and helping remove invasive species from the environment. Follow the Sustainability Elevated campaign on Facebook to get tips, learn about resources available to you, and see what others in the community are doing to preserve Superior. If we all do our part, the community can benefit a lot!

Questions about Sustainability Elevated?

Have questions about the Sustainability Elevated campaign that aren’t answered on this page?

Head over to our Sustainability Elevated FAQs page!

Water Tip #1: Shorten your shower

Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you can save up to 150 gallons of water a month!

Water Tip #2: Drip systems make happy roots

Use drip systems to water deeply and infrequently to promote strong and healthy roots on your plants.

Water Tip #3: Irrigation Schedules

Change your irrigation schedule at least 4 times a year. Follow the Sustainability Elevated campaign on Facebook for tips on how to do that!

Water Tip #4: Sneaky Leaks

Not all toilet leaks can be heard. Check your toilets for leaks at least once a year and fix any leaks immediately!

Water Tip #5: Turn the water off

When washing your hands, turn the water off while you lather.

Water Tip #6: Monitor your bill

Keep an eye on your monthly water bill and look out for unusually high use. Contact your local Arizona Water Company office for help understanding your bill.

Water Tip #7: Wait until they're full!

Only run your washing machine or dish washer when they are full.

Water Tip #8: Water audits

Schedule a water audit with Arizona Water Company and learn how to use your water meter to check for leaks.

Water Tip #9: Add some mulch

Add a thin layer of mulch to the base of plants to help retain moisture in the soil when watering happens.

Water Tip #10: Report leaks

See a leak or water being wasted? Report it to your local Arizona Water Company office and help us save water!