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Tucson Police Dog Retires

The Tucson Police Department is announcing the retirement of K9 Bolt. The police dog will be living the rest of his life with his partner and his family.

Bolt had a long and very successful career patrolling Tucson. He was deployed more than 800 times, helping with nearly 300 arrests. Bolt was also a SWAT K9 and deployed with the SWAT team 64 times in his career.

In 2018, Bolt participated in the annual Desert Dawg competition in Mesa, where he took first place in the Building Search category.

Get Up to $2,000 Rebate for Installing a Rainwater Harvesting System

January 2019 started out wet, and it seems February will continue the trend. Capture that rain, reuse it, and be eligible for up to a $2,000 rebate on your investment.

Rainwater harvesting systems may be active, passive, or a combination of both. To participate, one must be a Tucson Water customer with active service. Participants must also attend a free, three-hour workshop and submit a project plan for their property.

Traffic Alert Broadway – Camino Seco To Houghton Road : Water Line Work And Broadway Side Street Closures

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and its contractor, KE&G Construction, have scheduled new water line connection tie-ins on Broadway between Houghton Road and Harrison Road. During this work, various side street access to and from Broadway will not be allowed.

Tucson Department Of Transportation Spraying Bridge Decks: Operation Freeze

Beginning at approximately 3 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing overnight temperatures. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over. 

Tucson Water Offers Tips to Protect Pipes and Plumbing During Cold Weather

With cold weather headed here again, 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, in addition to 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 burst water lines in your home or business. The page also has links to current weather conditions and forecasts.

Applications Are Being Solicited for a Statewide Drug Prevention Grant

The Arizona Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family is accepting applications for the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant. More than $3.9 million will be awarded to programs throughout Arizona that increase and enhance parental involvement and increase education about the serious risks and public health problems caused by the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances.

Parks and Recreation Needs Seasonal KIDCO Workers

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is recruiting recreation workers to help with summer KIDCO programs for children.

A recreation worker provides service to the patrons of the City's Parks and Recreation facilities. The seasonal position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12, prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.

Valentine's Day Tour of the Landfill and Recycling Facility

Spend Valentine’s Day morning with someone you love. Come tour the Los Reales Landfill and Republic Services Recycling Facility, and you’ll see how we show our love and care for mother earth. Every week your trash and recycling goes “away” never to be seen again. Or, is it? The tour will show you what happens once the green and blue bins are collected and taken away and how some of those materials are re-imagined through recycling.


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