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City of Phoenix Applauds ADEQ's Advanced Water Purification Initiativehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/3157Water Services7/9/2024 9:55:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3157/Newsroom_Water_055.jpgCity of Phoenix Applauds ADEQ's Advanced Water Purification Initiative<div class="ExternalClass348971965D8F497FAAC49C44D2D3C5D7"><html> <p></p> <p>The City of Phoenix supports the <a href="https://azdeq.gov/pr/awp-rules" target="_blank"><strong>Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) draft rules for the Advanced Water Purification (AWP) Program</strong></a><strong>.</strong> These rules lay the groundwork for innovative projects that convert treated wastewater into safe, reliable drinking water, significantly bolstering Arizona's water resources.<br></p> <p>Phoenix has been a leader in sustainable water management and is actively advancing AWP facilities. The City, in a collaborative effort with partner cities and other stakeholders, plans to build a state-of-the-art regional AWP plant at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant by 2030, which could produce 60 million gallons of potable water daily, providing enough water for 200,000 households. This facility will reduce dependence on the Colorado River and support the Valley's growing population. <br></p> <p>Mayor Kate Gallego stated, "This project is a crucial step in securing our water future and reducing our reliance on the Colorado River. By investing in advanced water purification, we are ensuring a sustainable water supply for generations to come. We are excited to support ADEQ's efforts and lead the way in innovative water management."<br></p> <p>In addition to the 91st Avenue plant, Phoenix is exploring the potential of <a href="/newsroom/water-services/3015" target="_blank"><strong>the Cave Creek Water Reclamation Plant</strong></a> to serve as an AWP facility. This would further expand the City's capacity to treat and reuse wastewater, showcasing Phoenix's commitment to sustainable and resilient water solutions.<br></p> <p>Phoenix Water Services Director Troy Hayes added, "The advanced water purification technology we are implementing will set a new standard for water treatment in the region. By treating and reusing wastewater, we can provide a reliable and safe water source that meets all drinking water standards. This project exemplifies our dedication to sustainability and resource management."</p> <p>The City of Phoenix encourages public participation in ADEQ's review process. To provide feedback on the draft rule, visit <a href="https://azdeq.commentinput.com/?id=VKBRkugJj" target="_blank"><strong>ADEQ's public comment page</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br></p> <p> <strong>About City of Phoenix Water Services Department</strong> <br> </p> <p>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. <a href="https://phoenix.gov/water" target="_blank"><strong>For more information, visit</strong></a> <a href="https://phoenix.gov/water" target="_blank"><strong>phoenix.gov/water.</strong></a><br></p> <p>Media Contacts:</p> <p> Michael Gertzman<br>Sr. Public Information Officer<br>Water Services<br>602-534-1209 <br><a href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> <p> ​Jimena Garrison<br>Public Information Officer<br>Water Services<br>480-390-1933 </p><p><a href="mailto:jimena.garrison@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">jimena.garrison@phoenix.gov</a></p> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesView of Phoenix through the mountainsWater DeptADEQ's Advanced Water Purification Michael Gertzman602-534-1209michael.gertzman@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/96/Michael_Gertzman_2022_200_300.jpgPHXWater

 

 

Phoenix PD Launches New Tool for Crime Victims https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3167Police7/17/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/--PqVAqQ6MAPhoenix PD Launches New Tool for Crime Victims <div class="ExternalClassEF069D04D0BC41579915DF0112894F37"><html> <p> The Phoenix Police Department is embracing the digital era with the launch of a new customer service tool aimed at enhancing communication with the community. Developed by SPIDR Tech, a leading public service platform for public safety, this software integrates seamlessly with existing computer systems to keep those who call for police services informed and provide real-time updates to victims of crimes. </p><p>When someone calls 911 or the Department’s non-emergency number from a cellphone, they will now receive a text message confirming their call. In cases of delayed response by the officers, an automated message will be sent to the caller letting them know about the delay. Delays may occur due to officers being diverted to a higher-priority calls or a high volume of calls in the city. </p><p>The innovative technology does not stop there. Callers will have the opportunity to give feedback through a user-friendly automated survey about their experience with the Department. The survey will be mobile-friendly and be received as a link on their phone, allowing the caller to complete the survey at their convenience. </p><p>“We want to hear from the public about how we’re doing. This valuable feedback will help us identify and understand areas where we can improve,” said Interim Phoenix Police Chief Michael Sullivan.   </p><p>In addition to the text messaging service, victims will have access to real-time notifications and updates on the status of their case. By signing up through our new Victim Portal on the Department’s website, victims will have 24/7 access to information about their case along with automatic alerts and updates regarding arrests sent via text or email. Traditional methods of case updates through phone calls will still be available.   </p><p>“One of the guiding principles of the Department’s Crime Reduction Plan released earlier this year was to be community and victim-centered. This will allow us to communicate with and better inform the people we serve,” said Sullivan.  </p><p>SPIDR Tech services are set to launch on August 6, 2024. </p><p>This service marks a significant step toward enhanced community engagement and streamlined communication.  ​​<br></p></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
Erin MacFarlane Named New Library Services Directorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/3166Library7/16/2024 6:19:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3166/PHXNewsroom_ErinMacFarlane.jpgErin MacFarlane Named New Library Services Director<div class="ExternalClassEC2521659D024232A739D5B39E9448DC"><html> <p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span></p><div>Following a competitive nationwide recruitment process, Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton has announced that Erin MacFarlane has been selected as the next Library Services Director, effective July 29, 2024. <br></div><div><br></div><div>MacFarlane brings 26 years of experience in education and libraries to our team. She started her library career at the Phoenix Public Library in 2006. She’s spent the last 14 years in various positions at the Maricopa County Library District, most recently se​rving as Deputy Director.</div><div><br></div><div>During her time at Maricopa County, Erin significantly expanded library access by implementing virtual library programs, digital library card registration, and curbside pickup of library materials. <br></div><div><br></div><div>She played a crucial role in establishing key community partnerships, including an award-winning program with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to expand library material access in county jails. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Erin also works with the American Library Association and the Arizona Library Association on public policy initiatives that promote intellectual freedom and access to electronic resources for an open information society. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Erin holds an undergraduate degree in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Arizona.<br></div><div><br></div><div>MacFarlane replaces Rita Hamilton, <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/library/3046">who retired from the City in April </a>after serving as the City Librarian for 13 years. Mitch Menchaca, the City’s Arts and Culture Director has been serving as Interim City Librarian.<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNews
Award-Winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Returns July 17https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/3164Aviation7/12/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3164/newsroom_aviation_105.jpgAward-Winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Returns July 17<div class="ExternalClass187F835ED3DB40DDB08C1200662AB328"><html> <p>With summer upon us, Arizonans might be looking to escape the summer heat. However, an airport is not an easy experience for everyone and can be overwhelming for an estimated seven million people in the United States experiencing dementia. To help alleviate that stress, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is thrilled to offer our award-winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop for the third time.<br><br>The Guest and Employee Experience Team at Phoenix Sky Harbor recognizes the importance of the Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop, as it continues to help passengers with dementia and their care providers plan and learn how to navigate a busy airport.<br><br>“We understand that navigating an airport is not the same experience for all, and when you add in the variable of dementia, it can be even more challenging.” said PHX’s Guest and Employee Experience Superintendent, Misty Cisneros-Contreras. “This workshop has proven to provide a valuable service to our community and an opportunity for our passengers dealing with dementia to be prepared and ready to fly next time they visit Phoenix Sky Harbor.” <br><br>The Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop is a unique opportunity that puts representatives from the airport and TSA all in one room to share information and tips while answering questions from family members of those with dementia and care providers.<br><br>The Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Those interested in learning more or wishing to attend the workshop can email <a href="mailto:skyharbor@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">skyharbor@phoenix.gov</a>. Include in the subject line “Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Registration.” Those interested in attending should register in advance as seating for the event is limited.<br><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor was the first airport in the country to offer this type of workshop and was recognized by Airports Council International – North America as the best Customer Experience Program for Large Airports as part of their Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications and Customer Experience Awards in 2023.<br><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $44 billion. On an average day, more than 1,000 aircraft and more than 130,000 passengers arrive at and depart from Phoenix Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews

 

 

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