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Hampton Inn earns Havasu’s water conservation award

May 16, 2019

At Lake Havasu City’s Hampton Inn, desert walkways weave through a garden of cactuses and other indigenous desert plants. The hotel’s new landscaping drew attention from city officials this week, who recognized Hampton Inn representatives for their efforts in water conservation.

When Havasu’s Hampton Inn underwent renovation in 2017, plans included a landscape featuring indigenous desert plants. The hotel’s new landscaping all but reduced water usage on the hotel’s grounds, while giving an example of what can be accomplished with desert landscaping.

Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy presented Hampton Inn representatives with a plaque of recognition for the business’s efforts, alongside Havasu Water Conservation Specialists Doyle Wilson and Briana Morgan. It was the first such award granted by Sheehy since his election as Mayor in 2017.

“Water is our most precious resource,” Sheehy said. “It’s important to encourage water conservation, and this is one example of how we can celebrate how companies can incorporate conservation into reconstruction and remodeling. Their choice of landscaping material is ideal for less water usage, and it provides an opportunity to educate guests on desert landscaping.”

Recipients of the city’s water conservation award are selected quarterly through nominations from the Havasu public. Residents who would like to nominate a business or person for the award can do so by contacting Briana Morgan at MorganB@lhcaz.gov, or calling 928-854-0880.