(May 20, 2016) In late April, 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 completed repairs and water is flowing through the stream feature to the wetlands. Two of the four basins to the south of the wetlands will remain dry until the end of June because of upcoming maintenance. The area of the original leak is cordoned off with posts and steel cables to ensure visitor and guest safety. Tucson Water plans to re-grade soils around the multi-use path and ramada to prevent further erosion in the area. The wetlands will remain open and we will make every effort to minimize the disturbance. If you have any questions, e-mail Tucson Water's Public Information / Conservation Office (PICO).
(About Sweetwater) 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