Phoenix Water Services Dept. Hiring Event on Friday, May 12https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2740Water Services5/3/2023 11:21:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2740/Hiring_Event-image3.pngPhoenix Water Services Dept. Hiring Event on Friday, May 12<div class="ExternalClassE8016919F0A54AEBBE3D0C7E9CA7C23B"><html> <p>​Water is in high demand in the summer months, and more staff are needed to fill critical roles within the Phoenix Water Services Dept. team. Join the team and make a living, making a difference for the Phoenix Water Services Department.<br></p> <p>A hiring event for the Department will take place on Friday, May 12, 2023, to fill numerous roles of within the Water/Wastewater Distribution Division and the Water Meter Division for the positions Utility Technician Trainees (UTTs) and Water Service Technicians (WSTs). <br></p> <p>The hiring event will take place at Desert West Community Center (<a target="_blank" href="https://goo.gl/maps/BweCxCCgZz1RhAMb6">6501 W Virginia, Phoenix</a>) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. <br></p><div> </div> <p> In the morning, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. the UTTs will be the focus, and in the afternoon from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. the WSTs will be the focus. Interested candidates are encouraged to have a City of Phoenix application on file. Walk-in candidates can fill an application onsite with iPads or laptops that will be avail able for use. More information about positions within Phoenix Water Services Dept. can be fo und online at <a target="_blank" href="/waterservices/employment"><strong>phoenix.gov/water/employment</strong></a><strong>. </strong> </p> <div> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> <strong> <br> </strong> </span> </div> <div> <div> <strong>Who: </strong> Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and the Water Meter Divisions </div> <div> <strong>When:</strong> Friday, May 12, 2023 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.</div> <div> <strong>Where:</strong> Desert West Community Center, <a target="_blank" href="https://goo.gl/maps/BweCxCCgZz1RhAMb6"><strong>6501 W Virginia, Phoenix</strong></a><br></div> <div>Learn More at <strong><a target="_blank" href="/waterservices/employment">phoenix.gov/water/employment</a></strong></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Media Contact:   <br></div> <div>Angela Serda  <br></div> <div>Public Information Specialist   </div> <div>Cell: (623) 499-8919 (call or text)  <br></div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:angela.serda@phoenix.gov"><strong>angela.serda@phoenix.gov  </strong></a><br></div> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> <strong> <br> </strong> </span> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept
Proposed Rate Increase for Phoenix Water Services and Stormwater Excise Taxhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2694Water Services3/16/2023 7:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2694/Newsroom_Water_WaterRatesIncrease.pngProposed Rate Increase for Phoenix Water Services and Stormwater Excise Tax<div class="ExternalClass01A7DAC224164FCDB74A006D3B206F98"><html> <div>The Phoenix Water Services Dept. is proposing a rate increase to address rising costs for water and wastewater services. While the increase is necessary to meet inflationary pressures affecting utilities across the nation, Phoenix will still have some of the most affordable water services compared to other large cities, and customers who conserve water will be able to lessen the impact of the higher rates. There is also a request to increase the Stormwater Excise Tax to fund the City's compliance with new requirements for preventing pollution from entering waterways.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Water and Wastewater Rates</strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Preliminary estimates show the average residential customer will see an increase for water service (Water Usage Fee) of approximately 6.5% or $2 in October 2023, with additional increases in March 2024 (6.5%) and March 2025 (13%).</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>For wastewater service, the average residential customer will see an increase of approximately 6.5% or $1.60 in October 2023 with additional increases in March 2024 (6.5%) and March 2025 (7%).</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Changes to the water and wastewater rates impact everyone differently, and there are many factors that determine how much each customer pays.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr style="text-align:center;"> <td style="width:25%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">​<strong>Date</strong><br></td> <td style="width:25%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <div style=""> <strong>​Water </strong> </div> <div style=""> <strong>Increase</strong> <br> </div> </td> <td style="width:25%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <div style=""> <strong>​Wastewater </strong> </div> <div style=""> <strong>Increase </strong> <br> </div> </td> <td style="width:25%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <div style=""> <strong>​Stormwater </strong> </div> <div> <strong>Excise Tax</strong> <br> </div> </td> </tr> <tr style="text-align:center;"> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">October 2023<br></td> <td style="" class="ms-rteTable-default">​6.5%<br></td> <td style="" class="ms-rteTable-default">​<span style="font-size:13.3333px;">6.5%</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">​$0.25/month<br></td> </tr> <tr style="text-align:center;"> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">March 2024<br></td> <td style="" class="ms-rteTable-default">​<span style="font-size:13.3333px;">6.5%</span><br></td> <td style="" class="ms-rteTable-default">​<span style="font-size:13.3333px;">6.5%</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">​----------------<br></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center;" class="ms-rteTable-default">March 2025<br></td> <td style="text-align:center;" class="ms-rteTable-default">​13%<br></td> <td style="text-align:center;" class="ms-rteTable-default">​7%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">​        -----------------<br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Water Allowance and Conservation</strong> <br> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The proposal also includes changing the water allowance structure to encourage water conservation, which could result in some customers paying an additional amount of approximately $4 more beginning in October 2023. The Phoenix Water Services Dept. has a seasonal structure for rates where charges are higher in the hotter seasons and lower in the cooler seasons. It is designed to encourage water conservation and discourage excessive water use in the summer when outdoor water use increases. The City of Phoenix declared a <a href="/newsroom/water-services/2363" target="_blank"><strong>Stage 1 Water Alert</strong></a> on June 1, 2022,​ and that alert is still in place. With conditions on the Colorado River expected to worsen, Phoenix Water customers must prioritize conservation.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:50%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <strong>​</strong> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <strong>Current Volume Allowance</strong> </span> <br> </td> <td style="width:50%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">​<span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>P</strong><strong>roposed Volume Allowance</strong></span><br></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>​4,488 gallons (6 Units) - October through May (Cooler Months)<br></p></td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>​3,740 gallons (5 Units) - October through May (Cooler Months)<br></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>​7,480 gallons (10 Units) – June through September (Warmer Months) <br></p></td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>​5,984 gallons (8 Units) – June through September (Warmer Months) <br></p></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">​<span style="font-size:13.3333px;">1 Unit = 748 gallons</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Stormwater Excise Tax</strong> <br> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Stormwater Excise Tax funds the City’s compliance with a required Clean Water Act Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for operation of the storm drain system. This permit is required to prevent pollution from entering our washes and rivers and requires actions by the City, such as infrastructure maintenance, water quality monitoring, and inspections. As of 2021, the City is operating under a new permit with new and expanded requirements. An increase of $0.25 per month for single family residences (5/8 or 3/4 size water meters) is being proposed to fund the City’s compliance with these legal requirements. This increase equates to an additional $3.00/year for these accounts. The proposed increase for larger meter sizes is scaled at a graduated rate using the equivalent dwelling unit methodology.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Public Outreach</strong> <br> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>City of Phoenix Water Services staff will attend public meetings to gather comments and provide information on the proposed increases. For the meeting schedule and more information about the proposed rate increase, please visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/proposedrates" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/proposedrates</strong></a>.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>We understand that any rate increase may be a burden for some customers, especially during these challenging times. We want to assure you that we are committed to providing high-quality water service at the lowest possible cost. We also offer various assistance programs and payment options for customers who may need help with their bills. For more information, please visit <a href="/humanservices" target="_blank"><strong>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices</strong></a><strong>.</strong></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Michael Gertzman</div> <div>Senior Public Information Officer </div> <div>Water Services</div> <div>Cell: 602-245-4143 (call or text) </div> <div>E-mail: michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov<br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept
This Spring, Bloom and Learn with New Landscaping Classes!https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2689Water Services3/15/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2689/Newsroom_hydrate_phx_2023.jpgThis Spring, Bloom and Learn with New Landscaping Classes!<div class="ExternalClassF470479940A140E59BBDEF7F696F469F"><html> <div>This spring, homeowners can take their landscaping skills to the next level with cutting-edge techniques taught by water-efficiency experts in partnership with Phoenix Water Services, Watershed Management Group, and SRP.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>With most residential water use occurring outside, it's crucial to incorporate modern landscape designs and learn about alternative water collection and reuse to reduce water usage.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable information and skills. </div> <div>The free and in-person classes will be held on select Saturdays in April and May at Mesquite, Burton Barr, and Saguaro Libraries. As class sizes are limited, it's important to register early to secure your spot. Join Phoenix's Conservation Community and sign up for a class today!</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <a target="_blank" href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/10330248"> <strong>Designing a Water Harvesting Landscape </strong> </a> </div> <div>Saturday, April 8 | 10am - 11:30am | Mesquite Library</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <a target="_blank" href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/10330927"><strong>Selecting Native Plants for Multiple Benefits </strong></a> <br> </div> <div>Saturday, April 22 | 10am - 11:30am | Mesquite Library</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <a target="_blank" href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/10330987"> <strong>Sizing and Installing Tanks </strong> </a> </div> <div>Saturday, April 29 | 10am - 11:30am | Mesquite Library</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <a target="_blank" href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/10331050"> <strong>Supporting Healthy Landscapes </strong> </a> </div> <div>Saturday, May 6 | 10am - 11:30am | Burton Barr Library<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <a target="_blank" href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/10331109"> <strong>Irrigating with Greywater </strong> </a> <br> </div> <div>Saturday, May 13 | 10am - 11:30am | Saguaro Library</div> <div>To learn more about the City of Phoenix Water Services Department conservation efforts and what you can do as an individual or homeowner, please visit <a target="_blank" href="/waterservices/resourcesconservation/"><strong>phoenix.gov/wrc.</strong></a><strong> </strong></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Media Contact:</div> <div>Angela Serda </div> <div>Public Information Specialist</div> <div>Phoenix Water Services Dept.</div> <div>Cell: 623-499-8919<br></div> <div>Email: <a href="mailto:angela.serda@phoenix.gov%2520" target="_blank"><strong>angela.serda@phoenix.gov </strong></a><br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept
Volunteers Needed for Water Wrangler Conservation Program https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2635Water Services1/26/2023 4:58:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2635/Wrangler_NR_BecomeAWranglerb.pngVolunteers Needed for Water Wrangler Conservation Program <div class="ExternalClass21C10981A79B4FD69DCEF3DF0B29C5BB"><html> <div>Phoenix Water is asking community members to donate their time to help others learn about the importance of water conservation.  <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The continued Colorado River water shortage is a stark reminder of how important it is for everyone to reduce their water use. The innovative Water Wrangler program will teach people about water and empower them to share their knowledge with others. It is an excellent opportunity for community-minded people looking to be a positive influence. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Water Wrangler program includes a 12-hour training program that spans four sessions and covers Water 101, Utility Operations, Water Resources and Conservation, and Outreach Education. After completing Phoenix Water Wrangler Institute, participants receive a Certificate of Participation and a shirt. In addition, they will get opportunities to serve as community representatives at local events, public meetings, and City of Phoenix programs. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Periods of drought are common in the desert southwest, sometimes enduring for decades. To be part of the solution, community members must adapt to the desert lifestyle and do their part to be water smart. Through information sharing and community engagement, the Phoenix Water Wrangler Institute will activate water conservation for the benefit of everyone in our community.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To apply, <a href="/waterservices/waterwrangler" target="_blank"><strong>submit an online application</strong></a> by Jan. 31 for the virtual training.  </div> <div> </div> <div>These are the requirements to participate:  <br></div> <div> <ul> <li>Volunteers who are at least 18 years or older<br></li> <li>A high school graduate/GED equivalent, or higher</li> <li>An excellent communicator  </li> <li>Able to fully complete pre-service, required training</li> <li>Comfortable with public speaking, familiar with community development, and experienced in collaborating across diverse groups</li> <li>Creative, responsible, flexible, and self-motivated </li> <li>Passionate about learning and promoting water conservation and sustainability in our desert city<br></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Where:</strong> Virtual via WebEx (or another digital platform).<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>When:</strong> Trainings are on Thursday evenings starting February 16 to March 9. Volunteer opportunities range across weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Deadline:</strong> Registration for the Spring 2023 cohort is now open until January 31, 2023. All four training sessions are required to complete the program.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Apply:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/waterwrangler"><strong>phoenix.gov/waterwrangler</strong></a>  <br></div> <div>  </div> <div>Media Contact:   <br></div> <div>Angela Serda  </div> <div>Public Information Specialist   </div> <div>Cell: (623) 499-8919 (call or text)  </div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:angela.serda@phoenix.gov"><strong>angela.serda@phoenix.gov</strong></a><strong>  </strong></div> <div>   <br></div> <div>Volunteer Program Contact:   <br></div> <div>Emilie Brown<br></div> <div>Water Resource Specialist </div> <div>Phone: 602-495-5653</div> <div>Email:  <a target="_blank" href="mailto:emilie.brown@phoenix.gov"><strong>emilie.brown@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept
Fourth Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Kicks Off January 23 https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2628Water Services1/13/2023 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2628/SAW_News_Room_749x421.jpgFourth Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Kicks Off January 23 <div class="ExternalClass531A6E3FA23D467DB80D3ED08AC1A00E"><html> <div>​Phoenix Water is kicking off 2023 with a focus on stormwater pollution prevention for the fourth annual Stormwater Awareness Week from Jan. 23 to 29, 2023. Stormwater Awareness Week is an annual regional effort to teach simple everyday actions to reduce stormwater pollution.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Stormwater in Phoenix is NOT treated like the wastewater leaving your kitchen, laundry appliances, sinks, showers, or toilets. Stormwater collects pollutants as it flows over rooftops, gutters, parking lots, driveways, and other paved surfaces. Chemicals, trash, yard, and pet waste also contaminate stormwater. The polluted stormwater flows into storm drains, rivers, washes, and retention basins. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"Stormwater Awareness Week encourages our community members to take everyday actions to help protect the quality of our water,” said Jennifer Calles, Deputy Water Services Director. “With our separate systems for stormwater and wastewater, it’s important to remember that stormwater doesn’t get treated and flows directly to nearby washes and retention basins, infiltrating the soil, making it imperative that we work daily to keep our water system clean.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Since the campaign's initial launch in 2019, more Valley municipalities and government agencies have participated in the week-long event. Be on the lookout for billboards, social media posts, and radio ads promoting Stormwater Awareness Week, encouraging the public to get involved by attending the virtual workshop or taking steps to reduce stormwater pollution. The <a target="_blank" href="https://cityofphoenix.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=cityofphoenix&service=6&rnd=0.2616472578707476&main_url=https://cityofphoenix.webex.com/ec3300/eventcenter/event/eventAction.do?theAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000052937690e9df6e5e08dd8179a957d45e3820316a86ade338625a3ca27b262cac2%26siteurl%3Dcityofphoenix%26confViewID%3D247501052156355566%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAUVj5brNxggMBtW-F3Tx7P61kMiHHiJHrtrxW_XhcSP1g2%26"><strong>virtual workshop</strong></a> is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, at noon to discuss the City’s Stormwater Management Program and our activities to reduce stormwater pollution. Attendees are required to<a target="_blank" href="https://cityofphoenix.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=cityofphoenix&service=6&rnd=0.2616472578707476&main_url=https://cityofphoenix.webex.com/ec3300/eventcenter/event/eventAction.do?theAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000052937690e9df6e5e08dd8179a957d45e3820316a86ade338625a3ca27b262cac2%26siteurl%3Dcityofphoenix%26confViewID%3D247501052156355566%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAUVj5brNxggMBtW-F3Tx7P61kMiHHiJHrtrxW_XhcSP1g2%26"><strong> register</strong></a><strong> </strong>in advance to participate. Additionally, a survey is sent out to residents to measure their knowledge about the subject and determine the educational focus for the year. <br></div> <div> </div> <div>Simple actions to reduce stormwater pollution include: </div> <div><ul><li>Properly disposing of trash, recyclables, and chemicals like detergent, paint, medications, etc. </li><li>Recycling motor oil and maintaining your vehicle to prevent leaks </li><li>Cleaning up after your pet</li><li>Using lawn chemicals sparingly and always following manufacturers’ directions </li><li>Properly disposing of leftover paint and household chemicals at a household hazardous waste event </li><li>And please remember - only rain in the storm drain </li></ul></div> <div>To learn more about the City of Phoenix Water Services Department Stormwater Awareness Week and what you can do as an individual or business to prevent stormwater pollution, please visit <a href="/waterservices/envservices/stormwater-program" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/stormwater. </strong></a><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong> - 30 - </strong><br></div> ​<div>Angela Serda<br></div><div>Public Information Specialist<br></div><div>Phoenix Water Services Dept.</div><div>Office: 602-262-5060</div><div>Cell: 623-499-8919</div><div><a target="_blank" href="mailto:angela.serda@phoenix.gov"><strong>angela.serda@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept
Water Forum to Discuss Colorado River Shortage Challengeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2579Water Services11/28/2022 8:03:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2579/NRWSD_CO_River_BOR_749w.jpgWater Forum to Discuss Colorado River Shortage Challenges<div class="ExternalClassBD5D769060BC4F028402DC79552F3F17"><html> <div>The City of Phoenix is gathering a group of water experts to discuss how the southwest can thrive in a future with significantly less Colorado River water.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The forum participants are some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry. They will use their expertise to answer difficult questions about how these water challenges will impact cities and share complex strategies for conservation and sustainable growth.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The moderator will be Cynthia Campbell, Phoenix’s Water Resources Management Advisor.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>What: </strong>Water Forum | Colorado River Shortage </div> <div> <strong>When:</strong> Monday, Dec. 5 | 10 a.m. to Noon</div> <div> <strong>Where:</strong> Burton Barr Central Library | College Depot Auditorium​ | 1221 N. Central Ave.- 2nd Floor<br></div><div>View online: phoenix.gov<br></div> <div> <strong>Who </strong>(invited): <br></div> <div> <ul> <li>J.C. Davis, Enterprise Conservation Division, Southern Nevada Water Authority</li> <li>Grady Gammage Jr., Senior Research Fellow, Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute</li> <li>Terry Goddard, President, Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD)</li> <li>Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy</li> <li>Warren Tenney, Executive Director, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association</li> <li>Carol Ward, Deputy Assistant Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources</li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>​Why:</strong> The Colorado River shortage presents new challenges for the City of Phoenix. But the Phoenix Water leadership team is committed to finding solutions to ensure they can deliver reliable, high-quality water to future generations.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Media Contact:</div> <div>Michael Gertzman</div> <div>Senior Public Information Officer </div> <div>Phoenix Water Services Dept.</div> <div>Mobile: 602-245-4143</div> <div>Office: 602-534-1209</div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <a href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"> <strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong> </a>​<br></span> </div> <div> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </div> <div>Athena Sanchez<br></div> <div>Public Information Officer</div> <div>Phoenix Water Services Dept.<br></div> <div>Mobile: 602-621-0507</div> <div>Office: 602-261-8681</div> <div> <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"> <strong>athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</strong> </a> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept
Phoenix Water Hosting Town Halls Focused on Colorado River Shortagehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2527Water Services10/13/2022 8:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2527/NRWSD_CO_River_BOR_749w.jpgPhoenix Water Hosting Town Halls Focused on Colorado River Shortage<div class="ExternalClass78A314BADF8D488D92214FFCC5322494"><html> <div>As part of their ongoing effort to keep the public informed about how reduced allocations of Colorado River water are impacting the City of Phoenix, Phoenix Water experts will deliver a presentation at various locations in the weeks ahead.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The speakers will focus on how the City manages its diverse and robust water supplies, decades of planning and forethought that have put the City in a strong position to handle this eventuality, new infrastructure investments, and other strategies in development to prepare for a hotter, drier climate.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about water conservation efforts and how Phoenix is positioning itself for a sustainable future with less Colorado River water. The United States Bureau of Reclamation declared a Tier 2a shortage for the Colorado River in 2023.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Since declaring a <a href="/newsroom/water-services/2363" target="_blank"><strong>Stage 1 Water Alert</strong> </a>and activating its <a href="/waterservicessite/Documents/2021_Drought_Management_Plan_FINAL.pdf#search=drought%20management%20plan" target="_blank"><strong>Drought Management Plan </strong></a>on June 1, Phoenix Water has taken extraordinary steps to educate citizens and businesses about water conservation. Additionally, City leaders have worked diligently to keep the public informed about their strategy for managing the federal government’s actions to protect the Colorado River system. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>These town hall meetings are another step in the vital process of informing, educating, and listening as everyone comes together to understand this situation and search for viable solutions. The presentations at these meetings will be the same, but the discussion will vary depending on the questions from attendees. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Media briefing</strong>: Thursday, Oct. 20 | 3 p.m. | <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/X3aRSnYQjpg3rh149" target="_blank"><strong>Burton Barr Central Library</strong></a><br></div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <br> </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <br> </div> <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>General Public</strong> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span> </p> <div> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Saturday, Oct. 22</strong> | 11 a.m. | Burton Barr Central Library</div> <div><a href="https://goo.gl/maps/Cfutcwq3UtJDQ4fb9" target="_blank"><strong>1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004</strong></a><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Thursday, Oct. 27</strong> | 6 p.m. | Sunnyslope Community Center<br></div> <div><a href="https://goo.gl/maps/Hw5WfDA2DJRSrBVc8" target="_blank"><strong>802 E Vogel Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020</strong></a><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Thursday, Nov. 3</strong> | 6 p.m. | Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center</div> <div><a href="https://goo.gl/maps/93JyxMyJtNnypt1e9" target="_blank"><strong>4040 N 14th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014</strong></a><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday, Nov. 9 </strong>| Noon | Saguaro Library</div> <div><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/maps/hrnLp5uKeHYgfVtt7" target="_blank">2808 N 46th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008</a></strong><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Thursday, Nov. 10 </strong> </span>| 6 p.m. | Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center</div> <div><a href="https://goo.gl/maps/fdToyyyobjF7MkrW8" target="_blank"><strong>3435 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027</strong></a><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Saturday, Nov. 12</strong> </span> | 10 a.m. | Maryvale Community Center</div> <div><a href="https://goo.gl/maps/37ujrNeJEjayKBGM8" target="_blank"><strong>4420 N 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031</strong></a><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Monday, Nov. 14 </strong>| 6 p.m. | Paradise Valley Community Center </div> <div><a href="https://goo.gl/maps/F1SDAHwAwbiZoDWf6" target="_blank"><strong>17402 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85032</strong></a><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Tuesday, Nov. 15</strong> | 6 p.m. | Virtual Meeting via Webex<br></div> <div> <a href="https://tinyurl.com/ColoradoRiverPhoenix" target="_blank"> <strong>Register Here  </strong> </a> <br> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div> <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday, Nov. 16</strong> | 6 p.m. | South Mountain Community Library </div> <div><a href="https://goo.gl/maps/KdSha5DDEfW5yQXC6" target="_blank"><strong>7050 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85042</strong></a><br></div> <br> </div>(Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/drought" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/drought</strong></a> for the most up-to-date information).<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The City of Phoenix Water Services Department provides water and wastewater services to the United States’ fifth largest city in an area of approximately 540 square miles and with a population of approximately 1,660,000. This is accomplished through the hard work of nearly 1,500 employees, who carefully manage our major assets, including eight water treatment plants, nearly 300 pumps, well, lift, and pressure stations, 7,000 miles of water main, 5,000 miles of sewer main, 55,000 fire hydrants, and 99,000 manholes. We are owned by and accountable to the people of our community through the community’s elected officials on the Phoenix City Council.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div>Media Contact:</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Michael Gertzman</div> <div>Senior Public Information Officer </div> <div>Water Services</div> <div>Cell: 602-245-4143 (call or text) <br></div> <div>E-mail: <a href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong></a></div> <div> </div> <div>Athena Sanchez<br></div> <div>Public Information Officer</div> <div>Water Services</div> <div>Cell: 602-621-0507 (call or text) </div> <div>E-mail: <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><strong>athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept
Phoenix Water Customers to Receive Usage Reports https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2526Water Services10/12/2022 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2526/Sink04resizeddc.jpgPhoenix Water Customers to Receive Usage Reports <div class="ExternalClass30A1284846374D89BD5BCF691DB4BE10"><html> <div>​In October, the Phoenix Water Services Dept. began mailing water usage reports to customers who live in single-family homes. The report details how much water a customer uses, how it compares with similar homes in the area, and a city-wide average per household. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>This action is in response to the City's <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/water-services/2363"><strong>Stage 1 Water Alert declaration</strong></a><strong>,</strong> asking each resident to examine their water use to find ways to save. Helping customers understand how much water they use is an essential first step to increasing conservation.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The reports will be sent quarterly for the foreseeable future as part of the customer's City Services Bill. This approach has been widely used by other utilities in the Valley and large cities in the U.S. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Understanding that every home and every family is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to water conservation, customers are encouraged to visit <a target="_blank" href="/waterservices/drought"><strong>phoenix.gov/drought</strong></a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://wateruseitwisely.com/"><strong>wateruseitwisely.com</strong></a> for water-saving tips.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>An example of the water usage report is<strong> </strong><a target="_blank" href="/waterservicessite/Documents/COPWaterUseStatementSampleENGSPA.pdf"><strong>available online</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Media Contact:<br></div> <div>Michael Gertzman</div> <div>Senior Public Information Officer <br></div> <div>Water Services</div> <div>Cell: 602-245-4143 (call or text) </div> <div>E-mail: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov"><strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong></a></div> <div> </div> <div>Athena Sanchez<br></div> <div>Public Information Officer</div> <div>Water Services<br></div> <div>Cell: 602-621-0507 (call or text) </div> <div>E-mail: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov"><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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