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Phoenix Approves Construction Contract for Rehabilitation of Cave Creek Water Reclamation Planthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/3015Water Services2/7/2024 11:18:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3015/CCWRP_Site_Rendering.pngPhoenix Approves Construction Contract for Rehabilitation of Cave Creek Water Reclamation Plant<div class="ExternalClass3C1FA4172838431CA66A701777FEDD21"><html> <div>Media Open House on Thursday, Feb. 8 - See below for details.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to move forward with a pivotal project to revitalize and expand the capabilities of the<strong> </strong><a href="/cityclerksite/City%20Council%20Meeting%20Files/2-7-24%20Formal%20Agenda-FINAL.pdf#page=157" target="_blank"><strong>Cave Creek Water Reclamation Plant</strong></a>, a key water treatment facility in north Phoenix at Cave Creek Road and Deer Valley Drive. This project marks a significant step forward in sustainable water practices and community development and sets the stage for what may be a transformative chapter in Phoenix's approach to innovative water management.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Cave Creek facility, shuttered in 2009 due to an economic slowdown, is poised for a comeback that aligns with Phoenix's strategic plan to diversify and secure its water resources. The council's decision to approve the construction contract opens a pathway for the plant to one day employ Advanced Water Purification technologies, offering a promising future where reclaimed water could meet potable standards.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"Phoenix takes seriously the need to secure our water future and continues to bring new solutions to the table to do so," Mayor Gallego said. "Reopening the Cave Creek Water Reclamation Plant with new water recycling capabilities will be crucial to shore up Phoenix's water supply, support sustainable development, and maintain a strong quality of life for Phoenix families. Thanks to the City's commitment to water stewardship and the deployment of innovative technologies, we will be able to deliver what is effectively a new water supply before the end of the decade."</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The plant is expected to be operational by the end of 2026. It will feature a low-profile design, indoor equipment, covered processes, odor control scrubbers, and a color scheme harmonizing with the natural desert environment. The capacity is set at 8 million gallons a day (MGD), expandable to 16 MGD. With advanced treatment technologies like Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Ultraviolet Advanced Oxidation Processes (UV AOP), the plant could one day produce 6.7 million gallons a day of potable water to serve approximately 25,000 households annually.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix Water Services Director Troy Hayes has led the department's efforts to make this important project a reality. He echoed the Mayor's sentiments, highlighting the significance of ensuring long-term water security.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"With the Cave Creek Plant, we're setting the foundation for water security that will benefit our residents for generations to come," said Hayes. "The approval of this contract is a pivotal moment for our city. We are laying the groundwork for Advanced Water Purification processes that could create a valuable new water resource."</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Media Open House Cave Creek Water Reclamation Plant </strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The media is invited to the Cave Creek Water Reclamation Plant to view the facility and learn about the rehabilitation project from subject matter experts. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>WHO: City of Phoenix water treatment experts</strong> </div> <div> <strong>WHAT: Interviews and tours of the plant</strong> </div> <div> <strong>WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 8 @ 9 to 11 a.m.</strong> </div> <div> <strong>WHERE: Cave Creek Water Reclamation Plant | Entrance is on the north side of the plant | <a href="/waterservicessite/Documents/CaveCreekWTPMap1.pdf" target="_blank">Map</a></strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <p> <strong>Please RSVP to Michael Gertzman at</strong> <a href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"><strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov​.</strong></a><br></p> <div> <strong>About City of Phoenix Water Services Department</strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The City of Phoenix Water Services Department is dedicated to providing high-quality, reliable, and sustainable water services to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Phoenix. With a commitment to water conservation, innovation, and long-term planning, the department ensures a secure and resilient water supply for future generations. For more information, visit <a href="/waterservices" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/water</strong></a><strong>.</strong></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Media Contacts:</strong> <br> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Michael Gertzman</div> <div>Sr. Public Information Officer </div> <div>Water Services</div> <div>602-534-1209</div> <div> <a href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov" target="_blank"> <strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong> </a> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Jimena Garrison<br></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> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesCave Creek Water Reclamation Plant Project rendering Water DeptMichael Gertzman602-534-1209michael.gertzman@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/96/Michael_Gertzman_2022_200_300.jpgPHXWater

 

 

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
Critical Incident Briefing - June 2, 2024 - 1300 E Palm Lnhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3132Police6/14/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/S7eCR259vSYCritical Incident Briefing - June 2, 2024 - 1300 E Palm Ln<div class="ExternalClassF6728DFC318443239806AC68EA78E840"><html>​<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 has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on June 2, 2024. <br><br>This incident began in the area of 13th Street and Palm Lane when Phoenix police officers responded to a call of a subject with a gun in the area. The 911 caller told the operator a man was armed with a gun and trying to steal her boyfriend's motorcycle.<br><br>When officers arrived, they drove into an alley and saw a man matching the description. The man was sitting on a motorcycle with a gun in his hand. As the officers were getting out of their patrol car, the man raised and pointed the gun towards officers. Both officers responded by firing their guns at the suspect. Evidence found at the scene indicated the man did fire his gun. After the shooting, the suspect dropped the gun and officers moved up to provide medical aid until the fire department arrived. The suspect was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.<br><br>There were no other injuries to any community member or officers.<br><br>The handgun used by the suspect was recovered on scene. One bullet casing from the suspect's gun was also located.  <br><br>Both officers involved in this incident are assigned to the Mountain View Precinct and have been with the department for six and four years respectively.<br><br>This incident is the subject of a criminal investigation to be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. <br><br>It is also the subject of an administrative investigation. <br><br>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.<br><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
City of Phoenix Receives Findings Report from U.S. Department of Justice Investigationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3129Police6/13/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3129/20240108_151306.jpgCity of Phoenix Receives Findings Report from U.S. Department of Justice Investigation<div class="ExternalClass160C2BCA2C234CC8AA5BCC8F9220CD87"><html> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">The City of Phoenix (CoP) and Phoenix Police Department (PPD) are reviewing the findings from a nearly three-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">City leaders and members of the community are eager to read the evidence and insights provided by the DOJ which support its findings. “We are taking all allegations seriously and are planning to review this lengthy report with an open mind," City Manager Jeff Barton said in a message to City employees. “Self-reflection is an important step in continuous improvement, and our Police Department has demonstrated a commitment to reform by making improvements to policy, discipline, internal investigations and training," Barton went on to say.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">As Phoenix city leadership has previously indicated, it is not in the best interest of residents to make any decisions that will affect public safety without adequate time to review the report. As stated to both the DOJ and residents of Phoenix, the City will take the necessary time to review the findings in detail before responding. The City of Phoenix has also issued a letter to the DOJ, <a target="_blank" href="/policesite/Documents/DOJ/Police_DOJ_Investigation_06-13-24.pdf">City of Phoenix Response to U.S. Department of Justice Report: June 13, 2024 (PDF)​</a>.​</span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> “We want to see not only what these individual incidents are that the Department of Justice refers to, but we also want to see whether it included policy change or whether it possibly included discipline, or other changes within the department as far as practices go," said Interim Police Chief Michael Sullivan.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">The decisions made in response to the findings report will have long-term consequences for the City and its residents. For that reason, the City intends to take the necessary time to read and digest the report before any decisions are made.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">The Phoenix Police Department has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement by enhancing policy, accountability and training. The City of Phoenix highlighted these, and other improvements in a report titled <a href="/policesite/Documents/DOJ/PPD_RoadtoReform_January2024.pdf" target="_blank">The Phoenix Police Department: The Road to Reform (PDF)</a>.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">The City of Phoenix and Phoenix Police Department have cooperated with the DOJ's investigation for nearly three years. Thousands of requested documents and body worn camera videos have been provided, and access to trainings, interviews and ride-alongs were all granted by the City of Phoenix.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">The City of Phoenix looks forward to continued dialogue with the DOJ and hopes to identify an effective resolution to this investigation that is in the best interest of the City and the community. For more information of the Department of Justice Investigation into the City of Phoenix and Phoenix Police Department, as well as resources on police reforms, visit <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/doj" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/DOJ</a>.</span></p><br style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;"></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews

 

 

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