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Life In Arizona: Expectations Vs. Reality

EXPECTATION: Arizona is drying up. REALITY: SRP and CAP have you covered.

EXPECTATION: It's so hot that things literally burst into flames.

REALITY: Summers are hot, but not that hot.

EXPECTATION: Everything in Arizona is ugly and brown.

REALITY: Half the state is covered in pine trees and mountains, which are both very beautiful and colorful.

EXPECTATION: There are poisonous rattlesnakes everywhere!

REALITY: This is true, except that instead of poisonous snakes, they're tiny harmless lizards who do push-ups on the wall in your backyard.

EXPECTATION: Everyone has a pool.

REALITY: Not everyone has a pool...but everyone knows someone who has a pool.

EXPECTATION: You can literally fry an egg on the sidewalk in Arizona.

REALITY: OK, this one's actually true.

EXPECTATION: Scorpions are sleeping in your shoes every night.

REALITY: Nothing could survive inside your shoes, let alone get a good night's sleep.

EXPECTATION: It never rains in Arizona.

REALITY: It doesn't rain. It storms.

EXPECTATION: Coyotes want to destroy everything you own.

REALITY: They're actually just animals that live in the same region as you.

EXPECTATION: The only thing to do in Arizona is play golf.

REALITY: There's plenty to do on a golf course besides playing golf.

EXPECTATION: It never snows in Arizona.

REALITY: Yes it does! It's that white stuff we ski on every single winter, in one of Arizona's many quality ski resorts.

EXPECTATION: Arizona sunsets are pretty.

REALITY: Arizona sunsets are freakin' BREATHTAKING.

EXPECTATION: The Valley is drying up!

REALITY: The Valley is actually really good at managing its water supply.

We're prepared for water shortages in the Valley, because SRP and CAP are looking out for you!

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