In November 2019, Liberty employees volunteered to plant a pollinator garden in the Operator’s Park in front of the Palm Valley Water Reclamation Facility (PVWRF). The pollinator garden is a certified Monarch Waystation and is part of Liberty’s initiative to create sustainable habitats for monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies are excellent pollinators, while also serving to protect crops from insects, making them essential to our ecosystem. The habitat created for these butterflies also uses water-efficient plants, improves air and water quality, and provides an educational opportunity for all ages. The garden at PVWRF uses A+ quality treated recycled water from the plant, furthering conservation efforts.
Liberty partnered with Arizona Project WET (APW) and Western Sky Middle School to conduct a school water audit to install new aerators to conserve water in January 2020. The School Water Audit Program APW offers is a student-driven inquiry where students install aerators and calculate the amount of water saved from the installation. Mrs. Renbarger’s 6th grade class, APW, and Liberty volunteers changed 83 aerators throughout the school saving 2,273,290 gallons per year!