Water Service Shut-off Plan for Non-payment Postponed Due to Rising COVID Caseshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2195Water Services1/6/2022 12:11:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2195/Newsroom_CommOffice_01.jpgWater Service Shut-off Plan for Non-payment Postponed Due to Rising COVID Cases<div class="ExternalClassE6E6D21CB4BA4C9E8A751823C440281E"><html> <div>As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the City of Phoenix has decided to postpone a previously announced plan to resume water shut-offs in February for past due accounts.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>In March 2020, the city restored water service to all delinquent accounts and deferred water shut-offs due to non-payment for single-family residential customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>During that time, the city has offered various solutions to help customers who cannot pay their City Services bills.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The city will continue to provide low-flow service for delinquent customers who are not participating in the financial assistance programs. Low-flow water service gives customers reduced water pressure while working with the city to resolve their past due accounts.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Additionally, the Phoenix City Council voted to permanently stop charging late fees for single-family residential customers after water service is placed on low-flow or shut-off.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Customers with delinquent accounts should call Customer Service at 602-262-6251 to pay the balance due on their City Services bill. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Phoenix City Council has allocated funding for residential utility assistance to support customers.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Customers who cannot afford to pay their water bill should call 602-262-6251, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to speak to a customer service representative.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix Water Services is currently paying two-thirds of an outstanding City Services bill for accounts that qualify once the customer pays one-third of their bill.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Currently, 17,000 delinquent residential accounts owe approximately $10 million. The revenue from City Services bills is essential for providing safe, clean, and reliable water to everyone.<br></div> <div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <br>​<strong>-30-</strong></div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <strong> <br> </strong> </div> <div style="text-align:left;"> <strong></strong> <div>Media Contact:</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Mike Gertzman <br>Senior Public Information Officer <br>Phoenix Water Services</div> <div>Office: 602-534-1209 | Cell: 602-245-4143 (call or text)</div> <div>Email: <a href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong></a></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Athena Sanchez</div> <div>Public Information Officer <br>Phoenix Water Services <br></div> <div>Cell: 602-621-0507 (call or text)<br></div> <div>Email: <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><strong>athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</strong></a><br></div> </div> </div> <div> <br> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesPhoenix city Hall Water DeptDelay, Shut-off, Water, Phoenix Michael Gertzman602-534-1209michael.gertzman@phoenix.govPHXWater



Former Eye Opener Restaurant gets New Life helping kick off new ventures along Hatcher Road.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2444Planning and Development8/12/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/s3KZdWm2AwQ Former Eye Opener Restaurant gets New Life helping kick off new ventures along Hatcher Road.<div class="ExternalClass305E4A1FF9DE4F39ACDC7561FC5B6DCA"><html> <p> <span data-offset-key="clmos-0-0">This new adaptive reuse project could be one of many new ventures along Hatcher Road. Check out the "Eye Opener's" conversion from a restaurant to a vintage furniture showroom with help from staff & Councilwoman Deb Stark.</span>​</p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideo
Phoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2443Fire8/12/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2443/dog 2.jpgPhoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pet<div class="ExternalClass5E97A77AC0C4452DBAAAF32F7FCB410C"><html> <p>​</p>Phoenix firefighters rescued a dog from a smoke-filled apartment in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire near 19th Avenue and Dunlap and arrived to find a single apartment filled with heavy black smoke. <br><br>Upon arrival, fully turned-out firefighters from Engine 960 conducted a thorough search of the apartment; that's where they found an unresponsive dog. Firefighters carried the dog out of the apartment and quickly began resuscitation efforts.<br>​<br>Phoenix firefighters from stations 20 and 60 worked together to deploy a <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/fido-bags" target="_blank">'Fido Bag'</a>: Fido Bags are life-saving tools that are supplied to local fire departments and professional K9 Handlers from <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/home" target="_blank">the Fetch Foundation</a>.<br><br>Fido Bags contain reusable oxygen masks that have been specially designed to fit the nose of small pets including cats and rabbits and will also fit the muzzle of a large dog.<br><br>First responders on the scene used bottles of water to cool down the dog as they used the oxygen from the Fido Bag to help resuscitate it. <br><br>Thanks to support from the Automatic Aid System, the Glendale Fire Department was also on the scene and assisted with the efforts. <br><br>As the dog laid on the sidewalk receiving treatment, the owners watched from a distance. After a few minutes the dog regained consciousness and began to wag its tail. Shortly after, the dog was happily reunited with its family.<br><br><p>The Phoenix Fire Department wants to thank the Fetch Foundation for its support. The Fido Bag system offers pets across the Valley the best chance of survival in the case of an emergency.​​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNews
Phoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridgehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2441Street Transportation8/11/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2441/USDOT Rio Salado bridge presser.jpgPhoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge<div class="ExternalClassE151A7F15FF6451AAC5144BFB56747CC"><html> <p>​U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined a host of community members and elected officials on Thursday at the Rio Salado Audubon Center to announce that the City of Phoenix is the recipient of a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant. City staff submitted an application for the grant earlier this year.<br></p><p>WATCH: <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2442">Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge RAISE Grant News Conference​</a><br></p><p>Phoenix will use the discretionary federal funding to construct the long-proposed Rio Salado Bike and Pedestrian Bridge, that will cross the river bed in alignment with 3rd Street and create impactful connectivity between south Phoenix and the city's downtown region.</p><p>When completed, the bridge will provide residents without a motor vehicle, or who prefer not to drive on every trip, with a safe option to cross the Rio Salado and gain improved access to jobs, schools, services and other opportunities. The bridge also will offer a convenient connection to the currently under construction South Central Light Rail Extension, and provide residents with increased recreational and exercise options with its proximity to the trails within the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area.</p><p>In addition to the construction of the bridge, the project will include solar lighting upgrades along the existing Rio Salado pathway from Central Avenue to 40th Street.<br></p><p>Updates about the project and information regarding future community feedback opportunities will be available on the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdStreetRioSalado">3rd Street Rio Salado Projects webpage</a>. <br></p><p>Congress dedicated $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2022 RAISE grants to fund projects like this one that have a significant local or regional transportation impact. RAISE funding is a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that was passed by Congress in November 2021.​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews



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