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Phoenix Maintains Current Drought Status, Encouraging Conservation Efforts https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/2834Water Services8/15/2023 11:25:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2834/HooverDamJuly2023cropNR.jpgPhoenix Maintains Current Drought Status, Encouraging Conservation Efforts <div class="ExternalClassC610F1CC003D46239175F4C515D07814"><html> <div>The City of Phoenix will remain in a Stage 1 Water Alert despite today’s announcement by the United States Bureau of Reclamation to return to a <a href="https://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g4000/riverops/24ms-projections.html" target="_blank"><strong>Tier 1 Shortage</strong></a> on the Colorado River in 2024 as a result of a wet winter, which elevated water levels at Lakes Powell and Mead. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>While this favorable winter provides temporary relief to the Colorado River System, Phoenix, which receives 40% of its water from the river, is asking residents to continue conserving water due to the unpredictability of the river, prolonged drought, and climate change. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Under the City’s Drought Management Plan, a<strong> </strong><a href="/waterservices/drought" target="_blank"><strong>Stage 1 Water Alert</strong></a> is declared when an insufficient supply of water appears likely due to water system or supply limitations, triggering an intensive public education and information program. Those outreach efforts will continue as the City strategically plans for future uncertainties on the Colorado River, while also evaluating alternative water resources to reduce dependency on the river. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"We must continue working together as a community to conserve and sustain our water supply,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “At the City, we will keep working on substantive, sustainable development policies and investing in long-term plans, including the creation of our regional Advanced Water Purification system. While large-scale investments and policies are important, Phoenix residents can play a critical role by monitoring their water usage and saving as much as possible."</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Since the declaration of the Stage 1 Water Alert on June 1, 2022, the City of Phoenix has demonstrated its commitment to regional water conservation efforts by taking various actions.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>In May, the Phoenix City Council <a href="/newsroom/water-services/2766" target="_blank"><strong>approved an agreement</strong></a> with Reclamation, the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and Central Arizona Project to voluntarily forgo up to 50,000 acre-feet of its Colorado River entitlement each year from 2023 to 2025 in return for compensation to support water resource portfolio augmentation and conservation programs.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“We must all do our part to ensure that the Colorado River remains healthy and provides the water necessary for communities," said Cynthia Campbell, Water Resources Management Advisor. “As a city, we are committed to conservation and doing our part to protect water security.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Phoenix City Council also approved an authorization to enter a <a href="/cityclerksite/City%20Council%20Meeting%20Files/4-5-23%20Formal%20Agenda%20-%20Final.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Memorandum of Understanding</strong></a> (MOU) with local municipal water providers to support a Regional Advanced Water Purification Facility Study and approved <a href="/newsroom/mayors-office/2782" target="_blank"><strong>Sustainable Development Water Policies</strong></a> to ensure the City keeps growing responsibly. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Additionally, the Phoenix Water Services Department will soon roll out various incentive conservation programs for commercial and residential properties, including toilet and turf replacement incentives. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“We ask Phoenix Water customers to continue embracing conservation efforts as the utility proactively responds to climate changes,” said Phoenix Water Director Troy Hayes. “In the future, we anticipate more seasonal fluctuations, requiring us to adapt to prolonged wet or dry periods. Our goal remains the same, to produce clean, safe, reliable water to our customers.” </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>When it comes to water conservation, some of the simplest steps start at home. Up to 70% of water use occurs outdoors, so it’s important to check for leaks and avoid overwatering grass and plants. In the summer, grass and plants need to be watered during the cooler parts of the day a maximum of twice a week, and in the winter, only once a week. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Learn more water conservation tips: <a href="/waterservices/bewatersmart" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/bewatersmart</strong></a><strong>. </strong></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Media Contacts:</strong> <br> </div> <div>Jimena Garrison</div> <div>Public Information Officer</div> <div>Water Services</div> <div>480-390-1933</div> <div> <a href="mailto:jimena.garrison@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"> <strong>jimena.garrison@phoenix.gov</strong> </a> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Michael Gertzman</div> <div>Sr. Public Information Officer <br></div> <div>Water Services<br></div> <div>602-534-1209</div> <div> <a href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"> <strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong> </a> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesPhoto of Hoover Dam on the Colorado RiverWater DeptJimena Garrison480-390-1933jimena.garrison@phoenix.govPHXWater

 

 

Phoenix Fireworks Shows Return in 2024https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3134Parks and Recreation6/17/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3134/Fabulous-Phoenix-Fourth.jpgPhoenix Fireworks Shows Return in 2024<div class="ExternalClass244F2B2B1D674A099D86B80625E51D18"><html> <p>​​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the return of its annual fireworks events, Fabulous Phoenix 4th, Light up the Sky and After Dark in the Park. <br></p> <p>Fabulous Phoenix 4th takes place at Steele Indian School Park (300 E. Indian School Road) on Thursday July 4, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.</p> <p>Light Up the Sky occurs on Wednesday, July 3, 2024,  from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  at American Family Fields of Phoenix, 3600 N. 51st Ave.  </p> <p>After Dark in the Park takes place on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Deer Valley Park, 1 9602 N. 19th Ave. Fireworks being at 8:45 p.m.</p><p>The 36th Annual Fabulous Phoenix 4th features one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southwest with more than 7,800 aerial effects. This free, non-alcoholic family event attracts thousands of attendees.</p> <p>The event will include a spectacular fireworks display with plenty of food, music, and games for all ages. We look forward to seeing you all at Fabulous Phoenix 4th!</p> <p> <b>Know Before You Go<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Please note on July 3, the entire park will be closed for event load-in until 6:00 p.m. event time on July 4.</span> </p> <p> <b>Is there an admission fee?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Admission is FREE! Vendors will be selling a variety of items, including food and beverage, arts and crafts, and promotional items. </span> <em style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ATMs will NOT be available for this year's event, please plan accordingly.</em> </p> <p> <b>How do I get to the event?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Fabulous Phoenix 4th is held at Steele Indian School Park, located at 3rd St. and Indian School Rd. There is no vehicle entrance and no public parking at the event. There are three pedestrian entrances: Central Ave. and Glenrosa Ave., 3rd St. and Indian School Rd., and 7th St. just north of Turney Ave.</span> </p> <p>Learn more about road closures for the event on the <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/special-events/fabphx4/know-before-you-go" target="_blank"><strong>Know Before You Go</strong></a> site.<br> <br><b>What should I definitely bring?<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Lots of cold water! Though water will be available for purchase at the event, having an ample supply of water will help ensure that you stay hydrated. Also, it's suggested that you bring shade. Personal shade devices are allowed and encouraged, however, at sunset all standing shade devices must be lowered and safely put away.</span></p> <p> <b>What items can I NOT bring?<br></b> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Items you cannot bring include drones, alcohol, fold-out tables, personal fireworks, barbecue grills, glass bottles, pets (service animals are permitted), laser pointers, skateboards, inline skates and kites. Fishing is prohibited during the event.</span> </p> <p>For more tips and information, visit our <a href="/parks/special-events/fabphx4" target="_blank"><strong>Fabulous Phoenix 4th website</strong></a>. For recorded event information call 602 534 FEST (3378).<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Celebrating Fathers with M.A.N. C.A.V.E.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/3135Human Services6/16/2024 3:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/hCu7lxjL1vUCelebrating Fathers with M.A.N. C.A.V.E.<div class="ExternalClassA77808BA8A6A4BB384043F0D6DF1F46F"><html> <p> ​In collaboration with the Greater Urban League and My Brother’s Keeper, the Human Services Department’s M.A.N. C.A.V.E project is a fatherhood program committed to increasing male involvement by equipping fathers and male role models with the tools, experiences and support they need to have positive relationships with their children and families. ​<br></p> <p>Learn more about the program at azmancave.org or text “fatherhood” to 602-932-6633.</p> <p>Discover more Human Services Department programs at <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/humanservices">phoenix.gov/humanservices​</a>.<br></p> <div> <br> <br> </div> <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideo
Resources Available for Monsoon Storm Cleanuphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/3133Public Works (Trash and Recycling)6/15/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3133/Newsroom_MonsoonPW_1000.jpgResources Available for Monsoon Storm Cleanup<div class="ExternalClassA361854AEC374923B219FFB44C730339"><html> <div>​The 2024 Monsoon officially began on June 15. The Phoenix Public Works Department offers many services that may come in handy before, during, and after big storms. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Once the first major storm event with likely flooding is in the forecast (as determined by the Office of Emergency Management), sand for sandbags will be made available (while supplies last) at specific City parks. Residents will need to bring their own bags and shovels. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>NOTE: Sand is not yet available at the following locations. The City of Phoenix will publish additional notices when a monsoon event necessitates sand placement in the following parks: </strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>District 1 – Paseo Highlands Park – 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd. <br></li> <li>District 2 – Paradise Valley Park – 17642 N. 40th St. <br></li> <li>District 3 – Moon Valley Park – 502 W. Coral Gables Dr. <br></li> <li>District 4 – Encanto Park Sports Complex – 2121 N. 15th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 5 – El Oso Park – 3451 N. 75th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 6 – Pecos Park – 17010 S. 48th St. <br></li> <li>District 7 – Cesar Chavez Park – 7858 S. 35th Ave. <br></li> <li>District 8 – Esteban Park – 3345 E. Roeser Rd. </li> </ul> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Fallen branches and large storm debris can be placed for <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?799274033f7d1afe069926307ca0d76a9092653b8ee774527576b148d61f6c0c" target="_blank">bulk trash collection</a> if it happens during your placement/collection week (be sure to check the <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/2024%20Bulk%20Trash%20Collection%20Schedule_English.pdf" target="_blank">placement and collection schedule</a>). </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Beginning September 30, we will switch to an <a href="/publicworkssite/Documents/Flyer_English_Appointment_Bulk_Trash.pdf" target="_blank">appointment-based bulk trash collection system</a> that will allow you to schedule a pickup that’s convenient for you! </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>If you need to dispose of fallen branches when it’s not your turn for bulk trash collection, you can cut them into small pieces, bag them, and put them in your curbside or alley trash container. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Each residential customer can drop off up to one ton of debris per calendar month (single visit) directly at our <a href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable" target="_blank">transfer stations </a>at no charge. Be sure to bring your City services bill and your ID. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Other Monsoon Reminders </strong> <br> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Please bag and tie all trash (do not bag recyclables<br></li> <li>Make sure your lid is closed <br></li> <li>Return your empty containers back to your property promptly so they don't float or blow away in the street during a storm. <br></li> <li>If your curbside containers get damaged (or lost!) during a monsoon storm, you can schedule a service to have your container either repaired or replaced for free. <br></li> </ul> </div> <div> <strong>Household Hazardous Waste</strong> <br> </div> <div>As temperatures rise, so does the danger of putting hazardous waste in curbside trash or recycling bins. Items like batteries, pool chemicals, paints, and oils can cause garbage truck fires (also known as hot loads) that endanger truck drivers, slow down collection, and cause extremely expensive damage. Please utilize the <a href="/publicworks/recycling/household-hazardous-waste" target="_blank">Household Hazardous Waste Collection program​</a> to properly dispose of hazardous items. <br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNews

 

 

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