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Mesa Laundromat Recognized as 2020 Water Hero
The Mesa Laundromat replaced 17 washing machines with high-efficiency washers saving over 280,000 gallons of water a year. Due to the improved technology, this change has resulted in savings on their water and sewer bill as well as their gas and electric bills. The new washing machines have not only proven to be a benefit to the environment, but to the Mesa Laundromat customers as well. “We’re glad to hear all the positive comments we’ve gotten and we’ve had a lot more new customers because of that,” said Maribel Rivera, the co-owner.
Water Resources Staff at Your Service During COVID-19
While many of us are sheltering at home, Water Resources Division staff have continued to report to the workplace daily throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain committed to providing essential water and wastewater services to our community: capital improvement projects are underway, system operations and maintenance activities have continued, and water and wastewater crews remain available to respond to water and wastewater emergencies.
Join Us for Virtual Lunch & Learns in January
Drip Irrigation Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, January 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This class is geared toward homeowners and gardeners who want to better understand their existing drip system. We’ll discuss what makes it so efficient, how to troubleshoot common problems, and simple design tips to get the most from your drip system.
Sprinkler Systems Lunch & Learn
Thursday, January 21
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This class is focused on irrigation systems with pop up spray zones. Get an overview of designs for optimal watering and what can be done to easily and inexpensively retrofit the system to be more water efficient-no digging required!
Wipes Clog Pipes
As our community continues with protective measures against coronavirus by disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, we want to remind you that paper towels, disinfecting wipes, and any other items other than pee, poo, and paper (the 3 Ps), should be disposed of in the trash, not in the toilet. These wipes and other items do not break down in sewer or septic systems and can damage your home’s internal plumbing as well as local wastewater collection systems. Please only flush the 3Ps.
Water Rate Increase On Hold Until July 2021
The City will not be moving forward with a planned water rate increase in the current fiscal year. Recent updates to the Water System Infrastructure Plan have reduced the pressure on water rates and made it possible to provide relief to the community at this critical time. The City will resume annual rate increases in July 2021 to sufficiently fund the cost of operations and maintenance. Capital improvements include: replacing six miles of water main annually, transmission system upgrades, reservoir replacement, water treatment facility upgrades, and investment in sustainability and resiliency. Continued investment in the water treatment and distribution system is essential to providing safe and reliable drinking water to our customers.
Annual Water Supply Report Available for Review
The City’s Annual Water Supply Management Report is available for public review. The Report is a backward-looking document that summarizes the City’s water production and use over the past water year (October 2019 – September 2020). The Report is tentatively scheduled to be reviewed by the City Council on January 26, 2021. Please submit any comments here no later than January 4, 2021.
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