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Get $75 Rebate on High-Efficiency Toilet for Homes and Businesses

A high-efficiency toilet can save water and money over older 3.5 gallons-per-flush or greater toilets. Select a WaterSense-certified model that uses 1.28 gallons-per-flush or less and receive a $75 rebate.

To qualify, you must receive water service from Tucson Water and the home/building must have been built prior to 1991 (1994 if outside city limits in Pima County; 1997 if a manufactured home). The maximum is $150 for replacing two toilets. The rebate is issued as a credit on the utility services statement.

Environmental Services Notice

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday holiday will be observed on Monday, January 21, 2019. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular collection on any day Monday through Friday will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day. The Los Reales Landfill will be open.

Free Admission to Zoom...Zoom! at Children's Museum

Celebrate the many modes of transportation at Zoom…Zoom!, hosted by Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. 6th Ave. The event is Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kids can climb on bicycles, construction and bucket trucks, go-karts, police and fire vehicles, city buses, garbage trucks, and more. There also will be opportunities to try a zip line and stilt walking.

City Recruiting Equipment Operation Specialist for Water Department

The City of Tucson is recruiting for an equipment operation specialist to join its Tucson Water department. A specialist operates and maintains a variety of heavy equipment, such as a front-end loader, backhoe, and motor grader.

Work is performed in a fast-paced, high-traffic environment where team safety practices are essential. Operation of equipment in all types of weather is required and the position is subject to on-call, stand-by, and evening shifts as needed.

Email Questions to Planning and Development Services Department

The City of Tucson’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) has an inquiry email to respond to questions regarding permits, inspections, suggestions, or PDSD business.

Emails are forwarded to the appropriate staff member for direct follow up. Response times will vary due to staffing and holidays (if applicable). Citizens with questions are encouraged to email

Tucson Police Department Recruiting Trainees

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is accepting applications for police officer trainees. Once recruited, a trainee attends the police academy to learn skills and practices, assists with performing patrol duties, responds to routine and emergency calls with another officer, and assists with crime prevention.

The training process is 22 weeks long and requires a high level of commitment and time dedication. The deadline to apply is Jan. 20.

City Hiring Electrician

The City is seeking an electrician to work in the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). Primary duties include maintaining electrical equipment and control systems for City buildings and water production facilities.

The position also is responsible for maintaining, repairing, inspecting, and installing electrical street lighting fixtures and traffic signal equipment. Electricians are required to participate in an on-call rotation.

Stuff-the-Bus at Dorado Golf Course

Sun Tran is once again partnering with HSL Properties and KGUN 9 News for the “Stuff-the-Bus” food drive, benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The food drive will help restock items at the food bank that many families still rely on following the holidays.

You can help "Stuff-the-Bus" Friday, January 18, from 6 am to 6 pm at Dorado Golf Course, 6601 E Speedway Blvd (between Wilmot and Kolb). It's along Route 4 for those of you that want to ride the bus.


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