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Tucson Water Says New Treatment Plant Effective in Removing Contamination

Tucson Water says its investments in technology to ensure water quality and long-term water reliability are paying off when it comes to treating contaminated groundwater at the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site. Under direction from the Mayor and Tucson City Council, Tucson Water built the Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) Water Treatment Facility, which went into service in January 2014.

It's Bee Season in Tucson

Now that the weather is warming up and plants are beginning to bloom, the Tucson Fire Department is seeing an increase in calls about bees. Since late last month, TFD says it has received about 40 bee calls, but most are transient bees that will move on their own in about a day or two.

Normally, the removal of bees is the responsibility of homeowners at their own expense, but TFD will respond if the bees are aggressive and in the act of attacking.

Volunteers Still Needed to Help Build Playground (Deadline Extended)

Tucson Parks and Recreation needs your help to build a KaBOOM! playground in one day at Kennedy Park. The department is looking for 140 members of the community to come together and build the playground for kids.

Build day is scheduled for April 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out this form by April 23.

It's Easy to Start a Business in Tucson

Getting a required business license to open a business in Tucson can be done online through the City of Tucson's Finance Department.

One thing to remember if you are buying an existing business is that you are liable for any unpaid taxes of the seller. Before purchasing any business, you should require the seller to provide a “Letter of Good Standing” issued by the City’s License Section, which is a document that states there is no tax amount outstanding.

12th Avenue Roadwork Update

Here is an update on the Road Recovery Bond Program work on 12th Avenue, Valencia Road and Plumer Avenue.

Crews continue to raise manhole covers and water valve covers on 12th Avenue from 44th Street to Santa Paula (Valencia). This work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, April 28, 2017. Travel lane restrictions will be in place to allow concrete to cure for 24 hours.

Reminder: Today is Deadline to Register to Vote in Special Election

The deadline to register to vote in the City of Tucson's May 16 special election is tonight by midnight.

Last week, the City mailed "The Choice is Yours" voter information pamphlet about the special election to decide a proposed half-cent sales tax for roads and public safety. The election to decide the fate of Proposition 101 will be conducted entirely by mail.

Mexican Shoppers Converge in Tucson

Southern Arizona retailers are expected to enjoy a boost in sales for a second straight week, as shoppers from Mexico take advantage of their spring break that can last up to two weeks.

Semana Santa, or Holy Week, takes place from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Businesses in Mexico celebrate by giving employees a four-day weekend, while Mexican primary schools give their students two weeks off. Tucson tourism officials say Mexicans spend a lot of that time shopping in Tucson.

Parks and Recreation Summer Activity Guide Available Now

Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Activity Guide for summer 2017 has arrived, and copies are available to pick up at any Parks and Recreation center, pool, or administration office. Copies also will be available at local libraries or can be viewed online at the link above.

The Activity Guide contains information on leisure classes, swim lessons, summer KIDCO, aquatics, track and field events, sports camps, registration, and the Discount Program.

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