Sky Harbor moves to desert landscaping to save money, water

Conservation effort will save $400,000 in labor and 5.4 million gallons of water

Sky Harbor New Landscaping Aerial
City of Phoenix

PHOENIX — Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport recently completed a desert landscaping project that will save an abundance in manpower and resources.

The airport replaced its green grass turf with native desert landscaping, a conservation effort Sky Harbor said will result annually in $400,000 less spent in labor and 5.4 millions of gallons of water saved.

Sky Harbor said it used about 30 million gallons of water per month before the switch.

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