Scottsdale Cracks Down on Natural Grass to Boost Water Conservation
Taking decisive action towards water conservation, Scottsdale has put forth an ordinance that restricts the use of natural grass in front yards of all newly built single-family homes. This move aligns with an overwhelming amount of feedback received from Scottsdale Water customers who exhibited strong backing for such an initiative.

With an ambitious target of curbing water consumption by 5%, Scottsdale is making considerable strides in its conservation efforts. A review of the first half of 2023 reveals that the city government has notably decreased its water use by 9% in comparison to the average consumption of the preceding three years. Moreover, the collective efforts of residents and businesses have led to a commendable reduction of 7%.

This united stand towards a sustainable future has culminated in a massive saving of 657 million gallons of water in just six months!

For those who have older properties and are interested in joining the wave of change, the city extends a helping hand. Despite being exempt from the ordinance, these homeowners can take advantage of the city’s rebate programs aimed at encouraging permanent water reduction. Notably, among these programs is an incentive for grass removal.

For more details on how to benefit from these rebate programs, visit and search for “rebate.”
Scottsdale’s Veterans Day Salute
Scottsdale’s 2023 Veterans Day Commemoration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 on the Memorial Lawn at Scottsdale Civic Center in partnership with American Legion Post 44 and other veterans service organizations.

This year’s keynote speaker is Michael McLaughlin, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired), who had a 30-year career in the U.S. Naval Submarine force. Michael graduated from high school in Mesa, Arizona, and is a 1981 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.

Scottsdale’s annual Veterans Day commemoration is emceed by Mayor David D. Ortega, and in addition to the keynote speaker, includes remarks from representatives of Scottsdale’s American Legion Post 44 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Chapter 3513.

The morning event will take place at the Civic Center Memorial Lawn – the area adjacent to city hall that includes Scottsdale’s Memorial for the Fallen and the Chaplain sculpture, honoring veterans and the chaplains who have served as spiritual advisors to military comrades.

The Scottsdale Fire Department Pipe and Drums kicks off the program at 10:30 a.m. with a half-hour of patriotic music.

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DraftKings Unveils First PGA TOUR Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale
DraftKings, in collaboration with PGA TOUR, launched their flagship sportsbook last month at TPC Scottsdale, 8129 E. Bell Rd. The exciting new destination combines world-class golf with a premier sportsbook.

The spacious and custom-designed interior includes state-of-the-art technology offering 32 betting kiosks, 3,400 square-feet of video walls and six ticket windows. Ample lounge seating and VIP spaces in the gaming area offer guests the option to socialize and watch live sports action.

The patio includes fire pits, outdoor games such as cornhole, as well as five cabanas that offer groups a unique space to dine and watch games.

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