In connect-the-dots fashion, Mier saves water that saves money that saves desert waterways.
By participating in the Conserve to Enhance pilot program, Mier says she found an easy and fun way to restore the environment.
The pilot program contributed to October's restoration efforts at the Atterbury Wash through Lincoln Regional Park, says Karilyn Roach, program coordinator at Watershed Management Group(WMG).
At press time, the effort by 60 participants had conserved 1.9 million gallons of water worth $4,600, Roach says.
WMG leads the program, which was developed by the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center.