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Author(s):Clemens, J.; Greenwade, A.; Humm-Keen, A.; Keen, D.; Lucas, P.; Miller, A.; Nunley, M. L.; Quay, R.; Rossi, S.; Vieregge, D.
Author Affiliation:Clemens, Greenwade, Humm-Keen, Keen, Lucas and Vieregge: BBC Research and Consulting, Denver, CO; Miller, Nunley,and Rossi: Water Services Department, City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; Quay: School of Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Title:Residential water use in Phoenix: Exploring myths and realities
Meeting Info.:Arizona State University: January 10, 2008
Source:Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Tenth Annual Poster Symposium. 2008, p. 15.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Phoenix, AZ: Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Questionnaire surveys; Urban habitat; Water auditing; Water conservation; Water use; Water-saving techniques
Abstract/Contents:"The City of Phoenix conducted a survey of 800 single-family households in Phoenix, which included a telephone attitude survey, historical water use data, and site characteristics. Site characteristics included landscape type (turf, desert, mixed), lot size, sq ft of turf, presence of a pool. The survey was supplemented with 40-site case studies of the higher water users from the survey sample that included water use data logging, water audits and a more indepth interview and review of water use for each site. Several intervention methods were also studied among this sample including water conservation literature, water audit information, offering free evapotranspiration-based irrigation controllers, and chemical pool covers. The results challenge common perceptions about water use, attitude and behavior. Though recognition of water conservation reported action to conserve water were high, no correlation could be found between attitude, reported behavior and actual water use. Though several factors were found significant in explaining water use, standard deviation of water use was very high, even among subclasses. Case studies showed a high understanding of indoor water use and a low understanding of outdoor water use. Households with the highest water use and households with the lowest water use were found for all landscape groups. Large turf areas were found frequently to be deficit irrigated. Case study reveals that high water use may be more a result of lack of knowledge about how to care for landscape and pool than the actual landscape style or presence of a pool"
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Geographic Terms:Phoenix, Arizona
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Clemens, J., A. Greenwade, A. Humm-Keen, D. Keen, P. Lucas, A. Miller, et al. 2008. Residential water use in Phoenix: Exploring myths and realities. Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Tenth Annual Poster Symposium. p. 15.
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