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COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/24/2022 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass518872BC98FE4A3F8B8009FF1E92916E"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/24/2022 5:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass29FB82407EA841EF94E19B7575B5E4B4"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> <br></p><p>Starting Monday, January 24, a limited number of free COVID-19 at-home test kits will be available at mobile testing locations while supplies last. Limit two per person.<br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Monday, January 24, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 25, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 26, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 27, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><br></p><p><strong>Partner Event</strong>. Cartwright Elementary School<br>2825 N. 59th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85035<br><strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 102, 204);">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><a href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting" target="_blank">https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting</a><br><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Event Partners: Vincere Cancer Center, Cartwright Elementary School, Chicanos Por La Causa and City of Phoenix</span></span><br></p><h3>Monday, January 31, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S. 71st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNewsem-and-hsEM & HS
Interested in Doing Business with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2209Aviation1/24/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2209/newsroom_aviation_077.jpgInterested in Doing Business with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?<div class="ExternalClass04A13AEE1AE24EE080F2FE1A8C88F1A0"><html> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">PHOENIX – The City of Phoenix Aviation Department will be hosting a virtual Aviation Business Summit on Feb. 22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with a bonus Bidding Bootcamp workshop on Feb. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Bidding Bootcamp is hosted in partnership with the Equal Opportunity Department and the Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors of America.</span> </p> <p>The two-day event is designed to give interested businesses the opportunity to learn, network, and understand the tools available for doing business with Sky Harbor, Deer Valley, and Goodyear airports. Some of the topics covered at this year's event will include a review of upcoming business opportunities, information on our procurement process, a review of the different certification programs, and training on how to navigate our badging process. The event will also have opportunities to network and interact virtually with City staff, community partners and businesses partners through virtual exhibitor booths. <br></p> <p>The Aviation Business Summit is open to anyone interested in doing business with the airport. The event is free of charge, but companies are encouraged to register in advance to attend. To sign up, please visit: <a href="https://avnbizsummit2022.eventbrite.com/" target="_blank">https://avnbizsummit2022.eventbrite.com</a>.</p> <p>Questions? Please email <a href="mailto:sarah.moratto@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">sarah.moratto@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, <em>America's Friendliest Airport®</em></strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.</span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Critical Incident Briefing: January 8, 2022 52nd Avenue and Baseline Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2208Police1/21/2022 10:16:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/6LKKdr6RfyYCritical Incident Briefing: January 8, 2022 52nd Avenue and Baseline Road<div class="ExternalClass76CA9B3B01B7471DBF76A45C08373DCD"><html> <p></p> WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on January 8, 2022 in the area 52nd Avenue and Baseline Road.<br><br>This incident occurred just after midnight, when a witness called 911 to report a man breaking into a business that was closed at the time. The man was later identified as 26-year old Matthew Bia.<br><br>Video surveillance from the business showed Bia unsuccessfully attempt to break the glass door of the business for almost 2 minutes.<br><br>After unsuccessful attempts, Bia returned two minutes later with an object and was able to break the glass and enter the store.<br><br>Once inside the closed business, Bia walked around, and attempted to manipulate the registers.<br><br>When the first officer arrived, he parked his vehicle at the front of the store. He saw Bia inside of the business and attempted to speak to him. The officer gave Bia commands to come out of the store, but he refused. <br><br>After a few moments, Bia, with his left hand on his head, moved his right hand to his waistline, and turned sideways so that his right side was away from the officer. <br><br>He then extended his hand and arm quickly from his waist, towards the officer. That is when the officer involved shooting occurred. The officer fired one round, and Bia fell to the ground, but it was later determined he was not struck by the bullet.  <br><br>After the shooting, Bia continued to extend his arm out toward the officer.  <br><br>After about 4 minutes he complied with officers, crawled out of the store and laid on the ground. <br><br>Officers moved towards Bia and placed him under arrest. No weapon was found on or around Bia.<br><br>Bia was not injured by the shot; he did suffer minor injuries to his hands from the broken glass door. <br><br>Bia was booked into jail for aggravated assault on an officer, burglary, and criminal damage.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for about two years and is assigned to the South Mountain Precinct.<br><br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.<br> <br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
Critical Incident Briefing: January 6, 2022 17th Avenue and Van Buren Streethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2207Police1/20/2022 9:48:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/q68BMQjixwsCritical Incident Briefing: January 6, 2022 17th Avenue and Van Buren Street<div class="ExternalClass8C61546841744583B5600F86C8393388"><html>​WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.<br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on January 6, 2022 in the area 17th Avenue and Van Buren Street.<br><br>This incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. when a convenience store employee called 911 to report a number of customers told him about a man outside with a gun who was threatening to rob the store.  <br><br>“… But they said that he's flashed a gun and he's talking about robbing the place," said the convenience store employee to the 911 operator. <br><br>Two officers in the area arrived on scene about 3 minutes later.  They contacted 32-year-old Gary Sherrod who was seated outside the store. Sherrod stood up and officers noticed he had a gun in his hand. The two officers gave multiple commands for Sherrod to drop the gun, which he ignored. Sherrod held the gun in front of his body, moving it around in different directions.<br><br>The officers' body worn cameras were activated. However, the views were obstructed at times, including at the time of the shooting. <br><br>The officer who fired told investigators Sherrod pointed the weapon in his direction, which resulted in the officer-involved shooting. <br><br>Slightly more than a minute elapsed from the time the officers contacted Sherrod to the time of the officer-involved shooting.<br><br>After the shooting, officers could see Sherrod no longer had the gun. It was on the ground out of his reach. They moved in to detain him and provided medical aid until the Phoenix Fire Department arrived.  <br><br>Sherrod was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for the gunshot wound. He is expected to survive his injuries and upon release from the hospital, will be booked in to jail.<br><br>The handgun used by Sherrod was recovered on scene and determined to be a pellet gun.<br><br>The officer involved in this shooting has been with the department for three years and is assigned to the Central City Precinct.<br><br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.<br> <br>Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.​<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice
How the Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program Kickstarted This Soul Food Kitchenhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2206Environment & Sustainability1/20/2022 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2206/Newsroom_OEP_001.jpghttps://youtu.be/pAw2P_U3weAHow the Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program Kickstarted This Soul Food Kitchen<div class="ExternalClass41ADCAB65E0E45E9BD9EA1C6F6870614"><html>As the city of Phoenix accepts applications for the next cohort of the <a href="/newsroom/environmental-programs/2201" target="_blank">Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program</a>, a previous participant reflects on how the program helped him get his restaurant concept off the ground. The 10-week course, taught by Thrive Consultancy, Inc., is funded by Phoenix's Office of Environmental Programs (OEP). It helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs create a cooperative -- an employee-owned business -- through classes on business planning, group decision-making, budgeting, marketing, and more.<br><br>“One of the things that I wanted to really get out of the program was how to finish starting a business. I always kind of got to a point where I would start it and then not know where else to go," said Les Rayford, owner of Brown Sugaz Kitchen. “It helped me take my idea to an actual business,"<br><br>Originally, Rayford had a small business model where he would make food for small clients or families, often around the holidays.<br><br> “We have fried chicken, fried ribs, homemade cornbread, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, collard greens. This is absolutely soul food!" he said.<br><br>When he joined the 2021 cohort of the training program, his idea was to start a soul food truck, until he realized he had even better options. His brick-and-mortar kitchen will be opening in March 2022.<br><br>“What this program actually helped me do was continue to build tools for my restaurant to understand what the cost of goods are concerned, ingredient costs, putting together my recipes and understanding why I had to do those things to really help my costs and expenses stay as low as possible," Rayford said. “With the co-op, and having individuals interested in doing the same thing that I'm doing, it cut my stress level down. IT helped me with other ideas and things that I never even thought about before."<br><br>The city of Phoenix is funding the upcoming spring cohort, which runs from Feb. 24 to April 28, 2022, for up to 25 applicants. Training sessions will be held in downtown Phoenix each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm with virtual options available. While there is no charge for accepted participants, they are required to commit to full participation and completion of the program. The <a href="/oep/food-training" target="_blank">application​</a> deadline is February 1, 2022.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepVideoenvironmental-programsEnvironment
Phoenix Names New Deputy City Managerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2205City Manager1/19/2022 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2205/Newsroom_CMO_001.pngPhoenix Names New Deputy City Manager<div class="ExternalClassB23BF4991B30417CB3A6E73A2B5BB9B8"><html>​Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton announced Wednesday that Alan Stephenson has been selected as Phoenix’s newest Deputy City Manager, effective January 31, 2022. Stephenson has worked for the city for 21 years and has served as Planning and Development Director since 2013.<br><br>“Alan is very respected within the planning and development community,” Barton said. “During his career he has been fortunate enough to work on and lead several significant projects for the city. He’s also helped to craft multiple pieces of legislation at the Arizona State Legislature on bills dealing with impact fees, short-term rental impacts, citizen participation, and development process improvement.”<br><br>Some of Stephenson’s notable city accomplishments include his work on Edge Treatment Design Guidelines around the Sonoran Preserve, Reinvent Phoenix Transit Oriented Development Plans, Walkable Urban Code and the adoption of the city's General Plan in 2015 (which was approved by 76% of voters). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Valley Partnership.<br><br>“I’m excited to take my passion for new ideas and creative solutions to the next level,” Stephenson said. “This will be a great opportunity to continue working with Phoenicians as they make the best city in the country even better.”<br><br>Stephenson, a Phoenix native, has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Environmental Planning, both from Arizona State University. He will continue to oversee Planning and Development until a new director is named.​<br><br><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Phoenix to Host Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Jan. 24 - 30https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2204Water Services1/19/2022 7:41:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2204/Newsroom Storwater2 Sized.pngPhoenix to Host Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Jan. 24 - 30<div class="ExternalClass6BE161732C79427B9BB6F27CD213B7E9"><html> <div>Phoenix Water Services is hosting its annual Stormwater Awareness Week from Jan. 24 – 30, 2022. A free virtual workshop is scheduled at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 26, to communicate the importance of stormwater pollution prevention. Several Arizona cities and organizations will join Phoenix for this regional effort to educate the public about the importance of preserving stormwater quality for the environment and future generations.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Because it rains so infrequently in Phoenix, contaminants build up over time,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “When we get significant rainfall, pollutants are washed into our local rivers, washes, retention basins, and even neighborhood parks. Every resident can help to raise awareness and protect our water resources.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Stormwater picks up pollutants as it flows over rooftops, gutters, parking lots, driveways, and other paved surfaces. Polluted stormwater can work its way into storm drains and eventually surface water and retention areas.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Simple actions to reduce stormwater pollution include:</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Properly disposing of trash, recyclables, and yard waste</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Recycling motor oil and maintaining your vehicle to prevent leaks</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Cleaning up after your pet</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Using lawn chemicals sparingly and always following manufacturer's directions</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Properly disposing of leftover paint and household chemicals at a household hazardous waste event</div> <div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Remember - only rain in the storm drain</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"When stormwater runs over impervious surfaces, it can pick up pollutants like oil from leaking cars or pet waste," said Water Services Director Troy Hayes. "Stormwater does not go to a treatment plant but rather flows untreated to the environment. It is a lot easier and more cost-effective to prevent pollutants from contacting stormwater than it is to clean up stormwater after it becomes polluted." <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To participate in the free one-hour virtual workshop on Jan. 26 to discuss the city's Stormwater Management Program and actions to reduce stormwater pollution, <a href="https://phoenix.gov/stormwater" target="_blank"><strong>p</strong><strong>lease register here</strong></a><strong>. </strong></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div>To learn more about the City of Phoenix Water Services Stormwater Awareness Week and what you can do as an individual or business to prevent stormwater pollution, visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/stormwater" target="_blank">https://phoenix.gov/stormwater.​</a><br></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div style="text-align:center;">-30-<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Media Contact: <br></div> <div>Athena Sanchez <br></div> <div>602-621-0507<br></div> <div> <a href="mailto:Athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov%2520" target="_blank"> <strong>Athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov </strong> </a> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept

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