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Which Drought Pipeline Project Do You Want to Learn More About 

​In the map below, select the project bounded by the red box that you are interested to learn more​.

Drought Pipeline Project Location spotting map PROJECT 4PROJECT 3PROJECT 2PROJECT 1  

News and Updates 

Current Status (as of 1/27/23)

Signing the Final Piece of Pipe

Project 1 News​

20th Street between State and Gardenia Avenues

Work to connect the 66"-diameter pipeline to the 48"-diameter pipeline is scheduled to begin January 31 and take two weeks. Traffic will be restricted on 20th Street between State and Gardenia Avenue, with no through traffic. See map below.

Map of 20th street and State and Gardenia

Phoenix Mountains Preserve 

​The Dreamy Draw bike path is now scheduled to be completed and opened in early 2023. 

Dreamy Draw Recreation Area and its facilities are anticipated to reopen in the summer of 2023

Information on the Dreamy Draw Recreation area project can be found at: https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/projects#dreamy​

Work along Perl Charles Memorial Trail

Perl Charles Memorial Trail (#1A) restoration activities have begun, and the trail is anticipated to reopen in early 2023.

Some work has been delayed due to supply chain issues and the high demand for construction services in the Valley.​

Other open routes within the Phoenix Mountains Preserve:

  • ​22nd Street trail

  • 32nd Street trail

  • 40th Street trail

  • ​Mesquite trail

  • Quartz Ridge trail​

  • Piestewa Peak Park​​

  • Trail 100​​​

Project 2 News

Shea Boulevard to Northern Avenue

The stretch of 32nd Street between Shea Boulevard and the Chevron station on the southwest corner is scheduled for paving in February. 

Northern Avenue between 26th Street and Onyx Avenue is scheduled to be paved January 30 to February 2, if weather permits.

Planned Flushing May Incur Water Discharge in Neighboring Areas 

Residents and businesses neighboring the Drought Pipeline Project area may see excess water on streets where flushed pipes are being discharged.

Flushing is a proactive measure to minimize potential water quality issues such as cloudy water before the start-up of booster stations during the first week of February. Water may be visible coming out of hydrants or flowing into streets and gutters.

  • Areas where flushing is scheduled include:

  • Cactus Road between 24th and 32nd Streets

  • 7th Street between Coral Gables Drive and Bell Road

  • 32nd Street between Cactus and Thunderbird Roads

  • 16th Street between Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) and Union Hills Drive

  • Union Hills Drive between 16th Street and Cave Creek Road

  • Bell Road between 40th Street and Tatum Boulevard

  • Desert Cove Avenue between 12th Street and Cave Creek Road

  • Thunderbird Road between 7th Street and Cave Creek Road​


Phoenix Mountains Preserve 

​The Dreamy Draw bike path is now scheduled to be completed and opened in early 2023. 

Dreamy Draw Recreation Area and its facilities are anticipated to reopen in the summer of 2023

Information on the Dreamy Draw Recreation area project can be found at: https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/projects#dreamy​

Work along Perl Charles Memorial Trail

Perl Charles Memorial Trail (#1A) restoration activities have begun, and the trail is anticipated to reopen in early 2023.

Some work has been delayed due to supply chain issues and the high demand for construction services in the Valley.​

Other open routes within the Phoenix Mountains Preserve:

  • ​22nd Street trail

  • 32nd Street trail

  • 40th Street trail

  • ​Mesquite trail

  • Quartz Ridge trail​

  • Piestewa Peak Park​​

  • Trail 100​​​



See the project 2 section for more details. ​

​Drought Pipeline Project Mobile App Has Launched!

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Apple App Store link to download Drought Pipeline AppGoogle Play App Store link to download Drought Pipeline App

We Welcome Questions and Comments!

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​• Call us at 602-235-2666
• Email WaterWorks@Phoenix.gov

Note when you submit an email it falls under the city's policy which states that the email message is: (1) subject to public disclosure under the Public Records Law, (2) is not private or confidential and (3) is retained for 90 days. ​

Project Overview

The Drought Pipeline Project is essential to the economic health and vitality of Phoenix.  This project will ensure all residents have access to safe, reliable, clean drinking water during future times of shortage on the Colorado River.​

As part of this project, the city will update and replace existing infrastructure and install new infrastructure needed to serve all customers, no matter where they live or work in the city's service territory. Learn more about why this project is needed.​ ​

Which Drought Pipeline Project Do You Want to Learn More About 

​In the map below, select the project bounded by the red box that you are interested to learn more​.

Drought Pipeline Project Location spotting map PROJECT 4PROJECT 3PROJECT 2PROJECT 1  

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