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
Phoenix Celebrates 3rd Annual 'Thank a Water Hero Day' to honor Essential Water and Wastewater Workershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2479Water Services9/19/2022 12:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2479/Newsroom_ Water_Hero_Day2021lr.pngPhoenix Celebrates 3rd Annual 'Thank a Water Hero Day' to honor Essential Water and Wastewater Workers<div class="ExternalClass34954D3B89EC461BB256817513BA87D9"><html> <div>Phoenix Water will observe Thank a Water Hero Day on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, to salute water and wastewater professionals for their dedicated service to the community. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The effects of the pandemic are still evident today, with hiring challenges for essential positions. Yet, thousands of water employees in Phoenix and throughout Arizona continue to carry out critical work that provides people with a vital resource – water. </div><div> </div><div>"Our water and wastewater professionals work 24/7 to help make Phoenix an amazing place to live. They endure extreme heat and other challenging conditions to provide clean, safe water to every resident and business," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "Of course, we think every day should be Thank a Water Hero Day! So, as we recognize our essential workers on this special day, we also want them to know we're thinking of them year-round."</div><div><br></div><div>The Phoenix Water leadership team will visit many water and wastewater treatment plants, remote facilities, and meter yards to recognize and celebrate all employees during Thank a Water Hero Day. <br></div><div><br></div><div>"Our dedicated staff overcomes daily challenges to deliver high-quality water and wastewater services that Phoenicians need and expect," said Water Services Director Troy Hayes. "I'm proud to lead a team that can focus on the day-to-day demands of a complex water system while managing future planning and infrastructure investment to serve this thriving city in the coming years."</div><div><br></div><div>If you have a story to share thanking water heroes, use these hashtags on social media: #ThankAWaterHero, #PhoenixWater, and #AZWaterHeroes.</div><div><br></div><div>Media are invited to attend the various site visits.<br></div><div><br></div><div><div>Media Contact:<br></div><div>Athena Sanchez</div><div>Public Information Officer, Phoenix Water </div><div>Mobile: 602-621-0507 (call or text)</div><div>Email: <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov%20%20" target="_blank"><strong>athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov  </strong></a><br></div><br></div><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept
City of Phoenix Statement on Colorado River Shortagehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2451Water Services8/17/2022 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2451/Colorado_River_Interior_Dept_NR_Crop.jpgCity of Phoenix Statement on Colorado River Shortage<div class="ExternalClass560D28C3E3E544E0BAC1E9588D741EF1"><html> <div>Today, the United States Bureau of Reclamation (“Reclamation”) declared a Tier 2a shortage for the Colorado River in 2023. While this reflects accelerating declines in Colorado River flows, Phoenix customer deliveries will not be impacted by this announcement. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>In June, Reclamation stated that to save the Colorado River system additional cuts across all Basin States will be necessary. However, today’s announcement did not include a Basin State plan to reduce demand or a federal unilateral action to save the Colorado River. Given the serious circumstances on the Colorado River, this lack of action is disappointing.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix continues to advocate for additional collaboration throughout the Colorado River Basin and has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability and stability. In 2022 alone, Phoenix voluntarily gave up 23% of its available Colorado River entitlements to stabilize water levels in Lake Mead and help Pinal farmers who lost access to Colorado River supplies. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix stands by its commitment to provide water to 1.7 million customers and is taking proactive actions to ensure water deliveries and reduce dependence on the Colorado River. Phoenix will soon complete the <strong><a href="/waterservices/dpp" target="_blank">Drought Pipeline Project​</a></strong> at a cost of over $300 million, which will move alternate supplies to North Phoenix customers who rely on Colorado River water. Phoenix is continuously improving infrastructure and conducting ecosystem restoration in the Salt River system, which provides 60% of the city’s water. Water recycling and efficiency improvements are also important solutions.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The City declared a Stage 1 Water Alert and activated its Drought Management Plan on June 1, 2022, and is asking customers to voluntarily reduce their water use.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Since most of our water use is outdoors, watering landscape correctly is one of the easiest and most effective ways to conserve water. If you have grass be sure to water it no more than twice a week, even during the summer. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Finding and fixing leaking faucets and toilets is the simplest way to reduce indoor water use. Visually check each faucet and toilet for leaks at least once a month. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Choose water efficient landscaping, fixtures, and appliances when building or updating a home.​<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Learn more: <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="https://phoenix.gov/drought" target="_blank"><div style="display:inline !important;"><strong>phoenix.gov/drought</strong></div></a></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Media Contact:<br></div> <div>Michael Gertzman</div> <div>Senior Public Information Officer </div> <div>Phoenix Water Services <br></div> <div>Desk: 602-534-1209 </div> <div>Email: <a target="_blank" href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov"><strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept
Mayor Kate Gallego Joins Other City Officials to Judge Stormwater Bookmark Art Contesthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2411Water Services7/8/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2411/newsroom_water_051.jpgMayor Kate Gallego Joins Other City Officials to Judge Stormwater Bookmark Art Contest<div class="ExternalClass5354DE490F454BCFAC0DA3B543A85C4B"><html> <p>​Dozens of children participated in the Phoenix Water Department's "Only Rain in the Storm Drain" bookmark art contest. Of the 93 entries by children ages, 6 to 12, Environmental Services staff selected 16 finalists for official judging. <br></p> <p>The judges, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, City Librarian Rita Hamilton, Water Assistant Director Nazario Prieto, and Water Deputy Director Jennifer Calles, gathered at Burton Barr Central Library on May 18. They evaluated each entry for artistic quality, message, creativity, and clarity. </p> <p>When the scores were tallied, Levi Wyatt, age 9, placed first, Chinmayi Adiga, age 12, placed second, and Winston Reed, age 7, placed third. Their artwork was turned into official bookmarks currently available for free at all <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations">Phoenix library locations</a>, and they received a collection of Phoenix Water educational materials and souvenirs.</p> <p>The bookmarks serve as a critical reminder that only rain should go in the storm drain. It's an important message during monsoon season because it's common for people to misuse storm drains by dumping trash and other contaminants in them that can end up in streams and rivers.</p> <p>Phoenix Water urges residents to keep pollutants like litter, grease, oil, pet waste, and fertilizers away from storm drains. Remember, Only Rain in the Storm Drain! To learn more about what you can do in your home or business, visit Phoenix Water's website for the <a target="_blank" href="/waterservices/envservices/stormwater-program">Stormwater Management Program</a>.</p> <p>Aspiring young artists will be invited to participate in next year's stormwater bookmark contest. Details will be announced on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/CityofPhoenixAZ/">Facebook</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/cityofphoenixaz/">Instagram</a>, and <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/cityofphoenixaz">Twitter</a>.</p> ​ <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept



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