Baxley-Gores: Water conservation needs to be a priority in Queen Creek

As an Arizona native, I recognize the importance of water conservation in our great state.  In our household, we make every attempt to conserve water as much as possible and where practical. Unfortunately, I live in a neighborhood here in Queen Creek, that has strict HOA guidelines that actually “prohibits” desert- or zero-scape yards.  We […]

Water-smart workshop Feb. 9 on irrigation controllers

Looking to beautify your outdoor spaces in 2019? Whether you are searching for a professional to do the job or plan on doing the work yourself, understanding the basics could save you a substantial amount of time and money. The town offers free classes for Queen Creek utility customers. With eight classes to choose from, […]

Paper of record: The stories that defined Queen Creek in 2018

In 2018 the Queen Creek Independent covered the ins and outs of the community, offering reporting of local issues. Issues like what was new with Johnson Utilities, preparing for what’s next after a 21-year drought, preventing suicides, planning for the 70-square-mile San Tan Valley, the latest on annexations and the boundaries of new schools. The […]

Hurricane tag team of Rosa and Sergio set rainfall records for October

First there was Rosa, then came Sergio. Remnants of those downgraded hurricanes helped set rainfall records for Phoenix and made this the wettest October since record keeping began in 1895. Phoenix is 2.55 inches above the year-to-date normal. The steady rains flooded roads, closed schools and briefly shut down the Arizona State Fair, but Arizona’s […]

Queen Creek follows Water Awareness Month with landscaping workshop 

The town of Queen Creek has immersed itself in Water Awareness Month, providing residents with facts, tips and advice on how to conserve the precious Arizona resource.  Simple water-saving techniques, such as turning off the water while brushing teeth or watering lawns in the morning during the summer, not only help save water, they can also help reduce monthly water bills, […]

Queen Creek, Apache Junction officials stress water safety

Preventing drowning incidents is a year-round effort that is especially on people’s minds as summer approaches and thoughts turn to swimming pools and the lakes and rivers near Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and Queen Creek. There have been no drowning incidents in 2018 in the Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and unincorporated Pinal County areas that […]

Water leaks in Queen Creek homes hurt environment, wallets

Queen Creek is joining communities across America in Fix a Leak Week, March 19-25, a time set aside to help people identify household leaks, which waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water each year in United States. Sponsored by WaterSense, an Environmental Protection Agency partnership program, Fix a Leak Week serves as an annual […]

Queen Creek to offer free landscape watering class April 23

April is Water Awareness Month, and the town of Queen Creek is helping its residents to conserve Arizona’s precious resource through a free workshop.

The ABC’s of Landscape Watering will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23 at the Queen Creek Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road.

Outdoor watering is often the largest water use for a household, so it is important to understand, and optimize a home’s irrigation controller. In addition to learning how to program a controller, participants will learn how to efficiently water plants and grass.

Workshops are offered free of charge to town of Queen Creek utility customers, but advanced registration is required.