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As the Drought Persists, Phoenix is Prepared https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/1933Water Services6/3/2021 6:25:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1933/Newsroom_WaterServices_069.jpgAs the Drought Persists, Phoenix is Prepared <div class="ExternalClass1F091797518A46A197947C99ED8CC3CA"><html> <p>Water is a precious resource in a desert city like Phoenix. Community members understand the importance of water conservation to keep the city thriving. Unlike other areas in the southwest, Phoenix is not in a water shortage. While the drought is serious, Phoenix is prepared.<br></p> <p>Over 20 years into the current drought, Phoenix continues to have access to several water supplies, including Salt, Verde, and Colorado River, groundwater reserves, and reclaimed wastewater for crops and sustainable activities. Investments in infrastructure, strategic and innovative planning on behalf of city leaders, and long-standing water conservation programs are just some of the reasons why water supplies in Phoenix will remain in good shape. <br></p> <p>“We have known that this drought has been coming, and we have been proactively working for many years to build a sustainable city that can still thrive in the face of a drought,” said Mayor Gallego. “However, we all need to continue take a holistic approach and do our part by conserving water in every way we can.” <br></p> <p>Phoenix Water Services Capital Improvement Program is a multi-year plan to improve the water pipes, treatment plants, booster stations and water wells. These projects maintain safe and reliable water deliveries to protect public health and improve the overall system efficiency. Included in the Improvement Program are the Drought Resiliency Infrastructure project, Ground Water Well and Energy, Technology and Facilities Programs. <br></p> <p>“Over the last decade, we have been making efficient infrastructure investments to our systems to ensure that we can safely move water and get it into homes and businesses around the city,” said Director of Phoenix Water Services Troy Hayes. “These infrastructure investments put us in good position and we were ready for shortages on the river.”<br></p> <p>These programs are the core of the infrastructure initiatives that ensure efficient use of water. They create resilience against the water deficiencies Phoenix faces now and in the future. <br></p> <p>To further protect against Colorado River shortages, Phoenix entered into an innovative partnership with the City of Tucson several years ago. Phoenix has been storing a portion of its unused Colorado River water in Tucson aquifers. In future times of shortage, the stored water will be recovered for delivery in Tucson. A corresponding portion of Tucson’s Colorado River water will be ordered for delivery to Phoenix water treatment plants in exchange. The agreement benefits both communities and shows how cities are taking the lead on adapting to climate change and drought.<br></p> <p>Shortage on the Colorado River does not entail cuts to the community. The City of Phoenix has a robust, successful water conservation program that has been in place since 1986. Instead of implementing government mandates, efforts have been focused on educating customers and providing the tools needed for everyone to do their part. Phoenix was also a founding partner of the regional city Water Use It Wisely program. This water conservation education and outreach program has been successful in large part because of the community. Phoenix’s Water Conservation Ad Hoc Committee has been diligently working to implement the recommendations to further water conservation efforts focused on landscaping requirements and guidelines, codes and enforcement and education and outreach. The recommendations also include adding five additional staff members to assist with implementing the recommendations. <br></p> <p>“Phoenicians understand that water is something we need to carefully use and cultivate. We've seen people adopt conservation measures such as Xeriscaping and installing high efficiency plumbing into their homes. And that's translating into a significant reduction in water use,” said Water Resource Management Advisor Cynthia Campbell. <br></p> <p>​These proactive steps taken over the past 35 years ensure a sustainable and resilient water supply for Phoenix’s future. However, residents and business still need to do their part and use water wisely. To learn more about Phoenix Water Services, visit <a href="/water" target="_blank"><strong>p​hoenix.gov/water</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p>​<p>Media Contact: <br>Athena Sanchez<br>Public Information Officer, Phoenix Water <br>Cell: 602-621-0507<br><span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">Email</span><span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">: </span><a style="font-size:10pt;background-color:window;" href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a><span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">​</span></p> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesPhoenix mountains with storm clouds Water DeptDrought, Phoenix, water, preparedAthena Sanchez602-621-0507602-261-8681athena.sanchez@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/82/Athena_Sanchez.jpgPHXWater

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security6/14/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassC45842F149ED4E9395C442629313CD7F"><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 Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<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. 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>Mask Mandate Eliminated for Those Fully Vaccinated<br></h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information. The change means those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks when in both indoor and outdoor public places throughout the city of Phoenix. Masks will still be required at the airport and on public transportation. ​</a>​ </p><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> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occurring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a target="_blank" href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf">Executive Order 2021-26 (PDF)</a>. Please note, however, that applications for special events for more than 50 people are still required for events taking place at or on City of Phoenix properties. <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">previously submitted and published Special Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security6/14/2021 10:10:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClass74B44F8697694E3EB27984FF9AA7A4F5"><html> <div class="ExternalClass65DC6478567C4DBA90F9970D4C8FB71C"> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.</span><br></div><div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"><p>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, June 23, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Acacia Library<br>750 E Townley Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020<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, June 24, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Devonshire Community Center<br> 2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<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, June 25, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<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, June 26, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<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> Cielito Park<br>3402 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<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>Monday, June 28, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., 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> Brunson Lee Elementary<br>1350 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008<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, June 29, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<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>Wednesday, June 30, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Caeser Chavez Library<br>3635 W. Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<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><br></p></div> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Critical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting Near 39th Avenue and Thunderbird Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1950Police6/14/2021 4:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1950/Critical Incident Briefing Graphic Twitter.pnghttps://youtu.be/J8M-0r6lBHsCritical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting Near 39th Avenue and Thunderbird Road<div class="ExternalClass2CAE20D1C90B4948814488F4C82F0630"><html> <p></p><p><strong>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong><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 May 30<sup>th</sup>, 2021, in the area of 39<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Thunderbird Road.</p><p>This incident started at approximately 5:08 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a violation of an order of protection in the area of 39<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Wood Drive. The caller, a teenager, reported their father had been served with an order of protection two weeks earlier, and was not allowed to be on the property. The teenager said he was currently near the front door.</p><p>When the first officer arrived at the residence, he immediately encountered the suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Adan Carlos. Carlos was armed with a handgun and pointed the weapon at the first arriving officer as the officer was exiting his car. The officer and Carlos exchanged gunfire, and Carlos was struck. </p><p>The second officer arrived as the officer-involved shooting was occurring. As the officer approached Carlos, he ordered him to get away from the gun, and Carlos slid the gun away. The officers were then able to approach Carlos and take him into custody</p><p>Once officers had Carlos detained, the began providing first aid. Phoenix Fire personnel arrived and transported him to nearby hospital for treatment. </p><p>Carlos fired six rounds during the officer involved shooting. The firearm used by Carlos was recovered at the scene, and an extra magazine for the handgun was located in his pocket.</p><p>One of the rounds fired by Carlos entered an occupied residence approximately ½ mile away. No one at that residence was injured.</p><p>Carlos remains hospitalized for his injuries.</p><p>During the investigation, it was learned that a vehicle registered to Carlos was found earlier in the day, burned at a nearby location. It was also learned that Carlos was involved in an armed robbery a few hours before this incident, where he forced someone at gunpoint to drive him around looking for someone. Carlos was eventually dropped off near the residence where the shooting occurred, and let the person drive away. </p><p>The officer involved in this incident is assigned to the Cactus Park Precinct of the Patrol Division. He 26 years old and has 2 years of service.</p><p>​There were no injuries to officers or any other community members.<br></p><p>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.</p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. This 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.</span></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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COVID-19 Testinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=19https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/19/Virus_Slider_Public_testingB.pngCOVID-19 Testing<div class="ExternalClass9084C8DD45B84256A8E5DBBB547B1775"><html>Learn about COVID-19 Testing with no out-of-pocket costs.<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/15613/25/2021 8:47:20 PM9/25/2021 8:47:20 PM

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