An Arizona group's efforts to conserve and redirect water have made rainy days even more of a blessing for a Phoenix church.
Water Management Group's design is helping the congregation's land flourish.
Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida sits in the shadow of downtown.
You may not see simple things like a cutaway curb or even trees and plants as cutting edge, they are two examples of how one of the oldest faith communities in the Valley is on the cutting edge of conservation.
"This site had no vegetation on it when we first came here four years ago," said Lindsay Ignatowski, project manager with Watershed Management Group. "You can see we now have plants. What that's doing is it's providing cooling shade, it's cooling the street, it's cooling the building."
Watershed Management Group used a grant money to help design a project to use natural rain runoff from the building and street to beautify the property.