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84-Inch Water Main Problems Detected by Monitoring System

Fiber optic monitoring systems inside large diameter pipelines designed to notify Tucson Water of conditions that could lead to failure served their purpose once again. Monitors recently detected a series of events on a segment of 84-inch diameter pipe that indicate a potential weakening of the pipe structure along a transmission main that moves water from a reservoir near Starr Pass into eastern parts of the city.

Naming Rights Offered for Tucson's Tallest Building

The owners of the building at One South Church Ave. are trying to sell naming rights for Tucson's tallest building. They would like to get a tenant into at least 25,000 square feet of space with the right to place their name on the tower in lights, said Zachary Fenton, one of the local owners who bought the tower last year for $32 million.

Built in 1986, the 23-story building previously was known as the United Bank Tower, Citibank Tower, Norwest Tower, UniSource Energy Tower, and currently is referred to by its address.

Enjoy Tucson Splash Pads to Conquer the Heat

With high temperatures expected to top 90 degrees over the next couple of days, it's a good time to take advantage of splash pads at two locations in the city.

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department invites you to cool off at the Catalina Park splash pad at 900 N. Fourth Ave. or the Marty Birdman Center/Balboa Heights Park splash pad, 2536 N. Castro Ave. Both splash pads have manual activation systems to allow residents to turn on the water features as desired, and they also have playgrounds.

Jazz Concert Tonight at Main Gate Square

Friday Night Live! continues tonight with its 7 o'clock Jazz Summer Concert Series featuring music from The LoBros. The two brothers who play trombones are Arizona natives and graduates of the University of Arizona. They perform original pieces that combine a variety of musical styles and genres including classical, Latin, jazz, blues, funk and music traditions from around the world.

Party for the Planet Tomorrow at the Zoo

Earth Day is today, but the day will be celebrated tomorrow at Reid Park Zoo. Ride your bike to the Zoo's Party for the Planet and get one free admission when you show your bike or helmet at the front gate.

Activities run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and include Earth Day crafts, animal presentations, Nature Play, and a chance to win one of the trees or plants donated by Nighthawk Natives Nursery.

City Dedicates 22nd Street Pedestrian Safety Corridor

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is creating a Pedestrian Safety Corridor on 22nd Street, from Osborne Avenue to the Union Pacific Railroad Nogales Branch tracks, near Santa Rita Park. The one-mile segment of 22nd Street will feature warning signs, flashing beacons, and targeted police enforcement of pedestrian laws. A crash analysis conducted by TDOT shows that between January 2009 and August 2015, there were 25 bicycle and pedestrian crashes with motor vehicles along the approximately one-mile stretch of the area.

Parks and Recreation Offers $2 Swim Lessons for Those Who Qualify

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department, in partnership with the American Red Cross Aquatics Centennial Program, will offer $2 summer swim lessons to the first 1,400 people (ages 6 months to 17 years) who qualify for the Discount Program. Find out if you qualify by viewing the Discount Program at the link below, or by calling 791-4877.

Job Opportunity: Police Records Specialist

The Tucson Police Department wants to hire police records specialists to maintain criminal records and information in accordance with state, federal, and local regulations.

An employee in this position also interacts with various agencies, organizations, and the general public when distributing requested information in a friendly and professional manner.

More information is available by reading the job description.

The application deadline is May 15.

Pima Street at Tanque Verde Road Closure

On Monday and Tuesday, April 25 and 26, 2016, Clear Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will close Pima Street at Tanque Verde Road overnight for necessary water line work in the roadway.

Work hours will be 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and detours will be provided during the closure.  This work is part of the Tanque Verde Road, Wilmot Road, Pima Street Intersection Improvement Project.


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