(April 28, 2016) A leak was discovered on a 36" reclaimed main line at the Sweetwater Wetlands. The main feeds recharged water to the wetlands and its basins. Tucson Water maintenance crews have isolated the line, shutting off the wetlands stream feature. Recharge activities have resumed through the other available basins until the line can be repaired.
Basin levels at the wetlands are low and the stream feature is not available to bring them back up. This may lead to an increase of odors and aesthetic issues. Tucson Water and its contractor are working to put the reclaimed main back in service as soon as possible.
The leak and subsequent sinkhole have been cordoned off with posts and steel cables to ensure visitor and guest safety. Sweetwater Wetlands remains open. If you have any questions, e-mail Tucson Water's Public Information / Conservation Office (PICO).
Sweetwater Wetlands is a water treatment facility, an urban wildlife habitat, and an outdoor classroom. Read more here. It is open to the public seven days a week for self-guided tours. Gates to the facility open approximately one hour before sunrise and close approximately one hour after sunset. On Mondays, Sweetwater Wetlands is closed to visitors until 8:30 a.m. for mosquito control treatment. Bicycle riding and dogs are not allowed on the property.
- Sweetwater Wetlands Location Map
- Sweetwater Wetlands Access and Pathways
- Sweetwater Discovery Program Journeys
- Sweetwater Wetlands Bird Checklist
- Tucson Birding Trail Webmap
- Sweetwater Wetlands Annual Controlled Burn
- Sweetwater Wetlands Mosquito Abatement
- Sweetwater Wetlands Activity Book and Field Guide