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City of Phoenix Water Services Department Proposed Water Rate Increasehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/1717Water Services2/11/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1717/Newsroom_Water_049.jpgCity of Phoenix Water Services Department Proposed Water Rate Increase<div class="ExternalClass794F872885B449FB87F0E15DF1656D51"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix Water Services Department is proposing a 6.5% water rate increase spread out over a two-year period. <br></p> <p>City of Phoenix Water Services staff will host several virtual public meetings. To register for a virtual public meeting, visit <a target="_blank" href="/waterservices/customerservices/rateinfo">phoenix.gov/waterrates</a>. All meetings will include the same information. Here are the dates and times:<br></p> <ul> <li>January 27 at 6 p.m. </li> <li>February 4 at noon </li> <li>February 11 at 3 p.m. </li> <li>February 18 at 6 p.m. Spanish  </li> <ul> <li>*Information will be provided in Spanish only</li> </ul> </ul> <p>During the meetings, staff will gather public comments and provide information on the city's rate-setting process, including how the department will use these additional funds. </p> <p>Community members are encouraged to fill out a brief survey regarding water rates. Survey links listed below. <br></p><p>English: <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DYKRMWB</span><br></p><p>Spanish: <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HXZMXH6</span><br></p><p>The proposed rate increase for the average single-family residential customer will be approximately $2.40 a month, or 8 cents per day. Even with the rate increase, customers will still pay some of the lowest water rates in the nation. Sewer rates will not be impacted.</p> <p>The proposed rate increase would provide funding for the city's Capital Improvement Program. Phoenix will invest 1.7 billion dollars in the program as a result of the proposed water rate increase. These capital improvement projects will continue to protect public health and reduce long-term operational costs, which will improve the overall system efficiency. Rehabilitating and replacing water pipes will ensure reliable delivery of the city's drinking water. The program's investment will also build and maintain utility treatment plants, pumps, reservoirs, and wells that promote economic development and benefit future generations.</p> <p>Infrastructure investment means stronger neighborhoods, economic vitality, jobs within the community, and reduced water-main breaks before they become an issue for residents. Old water pipes installed in the mid-20th century are now reaching the end of their lifecycles. The city installed 4,100 miles of pipes in the 1960s – 1980s. These water pipes will need repairs and replacement in the near future. Seventy-five percent of the city's five-year CIP will be directed toward the advanced renewal of this infrastructure.</p> <p>The city of Phoenix water system includes numerous storage facilities, pump stations, pressure reducing valves, and approximately 7,050 miles of water distribution mains. More than 52,000 fire hydrants are maintained citywide to ensure that water is available in emergency cases.</p> <p>The city of Phoenix Water Services Department employs over 1,450 essential employees who work to provide water and wastewater services to 1.7 million customers within 540 service area miles. Phoenix Water Services is a community-owned utility and accountable to the residents of Phoenix through the members of the Phoenix City Council. </p> <p>These recommendations will be presented to the Phoenix City Council for consideration on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. If approved, the rates will go into effect later this year. </p> <p>If you have a question or comment about the department's rate increase, please email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:watersmart@phoenix.gov">watersmart@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></p> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <strong>Media Contact: </strong> <br> Athena Sanchez<br> Public Information Officer, Phoenix Water<br> Cell: 602-621-0507<br> Email: <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?0b138aa5815e54bbcb51ae7ed94273d17e4121f81234058c">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <p> <em>Story updated on 2/11/2021</em><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-services
Second Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Jan. 25 -31, 2021https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/1714Water Services1/20/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1714/newsroom_water_045.jpgSecond Annual Stormwater Awareness Week Jan. 25 -31, 2021<div class="ExternalClassFB143372141A4553977C8ABBBE3B9C92"><html> <p>Phoenix Water Services is kicking off 2021 with a focus on stormwater pollution prevention. The utility's second annual Stormwater Awareness Week is set for January 25 – 31, 2021. A <a href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=phoenixpublicmeetings&service=6&rnd=0.6527130805885206&main_url=https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/ec3300/eventcenter/event/eventAction.do?theAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004f7f31880b7503b27dd8986d4b4265de7fde0ddb8693f34828e0052367d334767%26siteurl%3Dphoenixpublicmeetings%26confViewID%3D178720729551879415%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAARS19pLhbRZMpButVNO9TIUu6FIg0euBvPCfs0Cq3nYFA2%26" target="_blank">virtual workshop​</a> is scheduled for Thursday, January 28 at noon to help spread awareness on the importance of stormwater pollution prevention. </p> <p>A number of Arizona cities and organizations will join Phoenix for this regional effort to educate the public about the importance of preserving stormwater quality for the environment and future generations.</p> <p>"Stormwater Awareness Week encourages communities to make smart choices when it comes to preserving the quality of stormwater in our desert city," said Mayor Gallego. “With our hotter than normal summers and the lack of rain, it is important to remember that stormwater doesn't get treated and flows directly to nearby washes and retention basins, making it imperative that we preserve our systems."</p> <p>Stormwater picks up pollutants as it flows over rooftops, gutters, parking lots, driveways, and other paved surfaces. That polluted stormwater can work its way into storm drains, and eventually to surface water and retention areas.</p> <p>Simple actions to reduce stormwater pollution include:</p> <ul> <li>Disposing trash, recyclables and chemicals properly like detergent, paint, medications, etc.</li> <li>Recycling motor oil and maintaining your vehicle to prevent leaks</li> <li>Cleaning up after your pet</li> <li>Using lawn-chemicals sparingly and always following manufacturer's directions</li> <li>Properly disposing leftover paint and household chemicals at a household hazardous waste event</li> <li>And please remember - only rain in the storm drain</li> </ul> <p>"Stormwater Awareness Week highlights issues about stormwater pollution that we don't often think about," said Interim Water Services Director Eric Froberg. “Everyone has an important role in stormwater pollution prevention. Having the opportunity to host a virtual workshop for our residents will go a long way to help educate our community." </p> <p>Phoenix Water Services is hosting a virtual workshop on Thursday, January 28 at noon. to discuss the City's Stormwater Management Program and our activities to reduce stormwater pollution. Please register <a href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=phoenixpublicmeetings&service=6" target="_blank">here</a> to participate. </p> <p>To learn more about the City of Phoenix Water Services Department Stormwater Awareness Week and what you can do as an individual or business to prevent stormwater pollution, please visit <a href="/waterservices/envservices/stormwater-program" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/stormwater</a>.​​​<br></p> <p><br></p><p><strong>Media Contact: </strong></p><p>Victoria Welch</p><p>Public Information Specialist </p><p>602-262-5060<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-services
Water Use Calculator: A New Water Conservation Toolhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/1690Water Services1/5/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1690/Newsroom_Water_011.pngWater Use Calculator: A New Water Conservation Tool<div class="ExternalClassDB6560F865F34169BA4C29C9D73CB973"><html>​Phoenix Water's new water usage calculator is a tool to help residents get a better understanding of day-to-day water consumption. Showers, dishwashing, laundry, toilet flushes, outdoor landscaping, and pools contribute to the resident's daily water use. <br><br>"Water conservation has always played a critical role in Phoenix's water resource planning. As we prepare for a hotter, drier future, water conservation will be even more important for our city's resiliency and sustainability. The water calculator is an excellent resource to add to our water conservation efforts," said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee.<br><br>To get started, residents can visit <a href="/waterservices/watercloud" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/WaterCloud</a> and click on the Home Water Usage Calculator. That calculator makes it easy to enter information about the household, such as family size, type of landscaping, age of the home, length of the average shower, and more. The calculator compiles a resident's optimal monthly water usage into a detailed report tailored to the household. <br><br>In the report, residents can view monthly and annual water usage breakdown (in gallons), as well as graphs that highlight indoor versus outdoor water usage. Residents are encouraged to use a recent City Services bill to input actual usage for a more accurate comparison. The calculator produces an estimate, and actual usage may vary. <br><br>Phoenix Water's water usage calculator is one of the 14 water conservation measures recommended by the Water Conservation Ad Hoc Committee (Committee) and adopted by the Phoenix City Council to maintain Phoenix's legacy as a water conservation leader. <br><br>“Water is the foundation of public health, which makes water resource planning critical to desert living. This free tool allows customers to develop a plan for their indoor and outdoor water use. We must continue to implement new tools to encourage water conservation in an effort to preserve our water supplies and prepare for the future," said Councilwoman Laura Pastor. <br><br>The Committee convened from May 2019 to Dec. 2019 to identify water conservation measures around three focus areas, including landscape requirements and guidelines, codes and enforcement, and education and outreach. The Committee was co-chaired by Councilwoman Williams and Councilwoman Pastor and comprised of citizens from the community with water expertise in the non-profit, private, and public sectors. <br><br><p>​​Additional resources are available to help resident's conserve water and save on their City Services bill:<br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><a href="/waterservices/resourcesconservation/order-literature-and-media" target="_blank">Request free water-saving re​sources</a><br></li><li><a href="http://www.smarthomewaterguide.org/" target="_blank">Sudden water bill spike? Check for leaks</a><br></li><li><a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/watercloud" target="_blank">Visit Phoenix Water's Water Cloud digital education page</a></li><li><a href="http://www.amwua.org/plants" target="_blank">Get low water use plant ideas for the landscape</a></li><li><a href="https://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/landscape-watering-guide/" target="_blank">Watering plants the right amount? Check out this handy guide</a></li><li><a href="https://wateruseitwisely.com/" target="_blank">Find over 100 water-saving tips and more​</a><br></li></ul><p><em><br></em></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Story contributed by: Gina Conrow​</em><br></p><p><strong>Media Contact:</strong><br>Athena Sanchez<br>Public Information Officer, Phoenix Water<br>Cell: 602-621-0507<br>Email: <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?0b138aa5815e54bbcb51ae7ed94273d17e4121f81234058c" target="_blank">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a>​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-services