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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 4 PROJECT 3 PROJECT 2 PROJECT 1  

News and Updates 

Current Status (as of 9/23/22)

Project 1 News​

20th Street Wall Public Art Project 

A virtual public meeting was held on June 22 to discuss this project. Watch the meeting here.

Orangewood Avenue

The 66" pipeline in the area of 20th Street and State and Orangewood avenues has been installed and pressure-tested. As repair of the Arizona Department of Transportation sound wall continues, residents along the Perl Charles Memorial Trail (#1A) may be able to see a lift apparatus from their backyards. Restoration efforts on 20th Street between Myrtle Wash and Orangewood Avenue are ongoing. 

Work to connect the southern and northern sections of pipeline at 20th Street and Orangewood Avenue will be scheduled soon.

The intersection ​of 20th Street and Orangewood Avenue is passable for local traffic. Please continue to be aware of activity and the presence of heavy equipment nearby.  

See map below of the referenced project area. Map of Project 1 showing tie-in location


Access to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve 


Work along Perl Charles Memorial Trail

The Dreamy Draw bike path is scheduled to be completed and opened in late 2022. Dreamy Draw Recreation Area and its facilities are looking toward an early-2023 reopening. 

Perl Charles Memorial Trail (#1A) remains closed as construction of the 66" pipeline continues.

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

Progress Report Map for Project 2 - See how much has been completed (as of 7/1/22) ​

South of Greenway Road

​Pipeline is currently active on 32nd Street south of Friess Drive and  Thunderbird Road. 

South of Thunderbird Road  

Barricades remain present on 32nd Street south of Thunderbird Road to delineate northbound and southbound lanes and accommodate work on the 42" tie-in of the northern and southern sections of the pipeline.​

South of Cholla Street

A portion of the 66" pipeline has been installed to south of Desert Cove Avenue, and is scheduled to approach the View 32 apartment complex by September 24. 

Work is continuing in a southerly direction, and is scheduled to approach Shea Boulevard with the installation of a 24" interconnecting pipeline later this month. Traffic on 32nd Street is restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound in the west lanes.

Sewer relocation work is continuing south toward Yucca Street, and area paving is scheduled for September 29.

Shea Boulevard to Northern Avenue

Traffic control has been set up on 32nd Street south of Shea Boulevard for pipe delivery, restricting traffic to one lane in each direction.  

Installation of the 66" pipeline on Northern Avenue adjacent to State Route 51/Piestewa Freeway continues between 26th Street and 32nd Street, and: 

  • Northern Avenue between Cheryl Drive and 30th Street is closed. 
  • Northern Avenue between 30th Street and 26th Street remains restricted to local access (no through traffic).

  • During work hours, access to businesses on Northern Avenue west of 30th Street is maintained with personnel and signage; during non-work hours, acces​s is indicated by temporary traffic signals. 

  • Freeway access at 32nd Street and 26th Street is maintained.​

Due to Unforeseen conditions, installation of the 66" pipeline north of Northern Avenue toward 32nd Street (and then Shea Boulevard) has been delayed. When it resumes:

  • The west side of the intersection of 32nd Street and Cheryl Drive will be closed for approximately one week.

  • Through traffic will be maintained on 32nd Street and Shea Boulevard.

  • Business and residential access will be maintained.

  • Access to State Route 51/Piestewa Freeway at 32nd and 26th streets will be maintained.​

See the project 2 section for more details. ​

​Drought Pipeline Project Mobile App Has Launched!

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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 4 PROJECT 3 PROJECT 2 PROJECT 1  

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