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.
At this time, there are two independent, but related, pipeline projects in the neighborhood near 20th Street and Lincoln and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. One is the immediate rehab/replacement of an existing 48-inch water pipeline. The second project is the installation of a 66-inch water pipeline.
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On January 29, 2020, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for permanent use of a right-of-way next to the SR-51 freeway as an alternative route for the 66-inch pipeline.
Phoenix Water will provide updates on the agreement with ADOT as more information is available. Construction on the 66-inch pipeline is not expected to start until fall 2020, and will take approximately two years to complete.
Construction for the rehabilitation/replacement 48-inch pipeline will begin in March 2020. This pipeline must be repaired/replaced as soon as possible to avoid failure of the pipe, which carries 35 million gallons of tap water a day to North Phoenix.
Watch & Learn: City of Phoenix and ADOT Finalize Agreement for New Alignment
Watch & Learn: 48-Inch Pipeline Project Watch & Learn: 66-Inch Pipeline Project
48-Inch Pipeline Replacement and 66-Inch Pipeline Installation Route Map: