Tucson Water, in partnership with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service, sponsors the Pima County SmartScape Program. This partnership, which began in 1989, focuses on landscape water conservation and education in the Tucson Active Management Area.
SmartScape promotes best management practices based on Xeriscape principles for creating and maintaining healthy, water-efficient landscapes. This increases irrigation efficiency in the residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial water user classes. Efficient water use in the landscape creates savings in water, maintenance, energy, and dollars.