With cold morning temperatures expected this coming weekend, the risk increases for exposed pipes and plumbing to freeze. Tucson Water offers tips to help prevent pipes, plumbing, irrigation systems, and backflow prevention assemblies from freezing. There is also information about what to do if something has frozen.
The website and the English and Spanish videos below have preparations you can take to avoid broken water lines in your home or business. The page also has links to current weather conditions and forecasts.
The City of Tucson is hiring a fuel station mechanic to work in its Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD). The position is responsible for maintaining the operation of refueling stations, natural gas compressors, and related equipment.
A fuel station mechanic also maintains records, reports, and inventory, and may help perform scheduled and emergency maintenance. The job is subject to after-hours and weekend work as needed.
The Thanksgiving Day holiday will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 28. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Thursday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular collection on Thursday and Friday will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day.
Extra cooking for the upcoming holidays means that it’s time to help protect your sewer pipes and the system in general. The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) reminds you that pouring cooking oil and grease down pipes can clog and damage sewer lines.
Please take these items to Pima County’s Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility, 2947 W. Calle Agua Nueva, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The oils and grease can be recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner-burning fuel.
A new HAWK pedestrian crossing signal will be installed at the intersection of 22nd Street and Belvedere Avenue. Beginning Monday, Dec. 2, crews will work from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on weekdays, and two lanes of travel will be maintained in each direction on 22nd Street.
Expect delays when driving in this work area and obey all traffic control signs. The project is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of January, barring changes due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
The City of Tucson is hiring an engineering manager to work in its Transportation Department. The position will manage and coordinate several programs, including the Right-of-Way Permit & Code Section, the Utility Coordination & Technical Review Section, and the City's MS4 Permit and Stormwater/Floodplain Administration. The manager also supervises personnel and directs the operations of the engineering section.
Our six-month “pilot program” with e-scooters began in September, and there is already a move to end it early.
Count me among those who’d like the program to continue.
We don’t see e-scooters much on the road here in Ward 2. The layout of our neighborhoods and the lack of clear pedestrian centers means that they aren’t as practical as they are in central Tucson.
With the rain we've been having this week, you may have noticed some storm-related issues affecting traffic. Is there a pothole you'd like to see filled? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk?
Since introducing the program in September 2011, Tucson Water has provided more than 2,500 rainwater harvesting rebates to its customers. The capture, diversion, and storage of rainwater has offset more than 52.8 million gallons of water that would have been used for irrigation. This reduces dependence and money spent on drinking water.
The Public Works building, 201 N. Stone Ave., will be open Friday, Nov. 29, but will have limited staff and services available the day after Thanksgiving. The Tucson Fire Department counter on the first floor of Planning and Development Services will be closed on that day.
Pima County public parking facilities also will be closed next Friday. However, you can conduct plenty of business online at the City's Planning and Development Service Department's website.