ARIZONA NEWS

Glendale declares drought watch, asks people to conserve water

Jun 19, 2022, 6:30 AM
(Pexels Photo)...
(Pexels Photo)
(Pexels Photo)

PHOENIX — The city of Glendale on Friday declared a Stage 1 Drought Watch and asked for residents and businesses to help conserve water.

There are no mandatory restrictions in the first part of the city’s five-stage Drought Management Plan. Additional water reduction measures may be implemented by the city manager and council at each stage.

“Our city has invested in a diverse water portfolio and in infrastructure, like groundwater wells, which allow us to store water in a variety of places,” Craig Johnson, Glendale Water Services director, said in a press release.

“Glendale is well-positioned to meet its customers’ water needs, but we need to continue to use water wisely.”

Activation of the plan comes amid conditions worsening on the Colorado River due to a historic drought, among other issues.

“Glendale identified this issue several years ago and since then, we have been aggressively storing water for future use,” City Manager Kevin Phelps said in the release.

“We understand the seriousness of the situation and our plans, actions and programs reflect our goal of being as drought-resilient as possible.”

The city as part of the plan is targeting a 5% water reduction at municipal properties.

Glendale is also offering people incentives, assessments and conservation kits to promote water efficiency. More information about Glendale’s free water conservation programs can be found on the city’s website.

Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa also recently activated their drought plans, which like Glendale don’t put any restrictions on residents and businesses but does ask people to help conserve water.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook photo / Phoenix Fire Department)...
KTAR.com

Newly named Pat Tillman Middle School held ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday

The former Balsz Elementary School is now officially Pat Tillman Middle School as a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Friday.
18 hours ago
(Phoenix Fire Department Screenshot)...
KTAR.com

Firefighters extinguish rooftop fire on large commercial building in Phoenix

Firefighters extinguished a fire on the roof of a large commercial structure located near 43rd Avenue and Buckeye Road in Phoenix Saturday.
18 hours ago
(Mesa PD Mugshot)...
KTAR.com

Mesa suspect booked for repeatedly running over, killing man, police say

A 61-year-old man was arrested Friday for intentionally running over a resident multiple times in east Mesa, authorities said.
18 hours ago
Virginia Walker, 64, was last seen in Phoenix on Friday. (Phoenix Police Department Photo)...
KTAR.com

Silver Alert issued for 64-year-old woman last seen in Phoenix

A Silver Alert was issued for a 64-year-old woman last seen in Phoenix on Friday.
18 hours ago
The search for 6-year-old Gerardo Romero Barrera ended Saturday morning after authorities located h...
KTAR.com

Phoenix police say missing 6-year-old located in Las Vegas with his uncle

The search for a missing 6-year-old from Phoenix ended after police located the child in Las Vegas with his uncle early Saturday, authorities said.
18 hours ago
In an aerial view, immigrants wait in line to be processed by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing...
KTAR.com

Yuma mayor: Gov. Ducey’s executive order to fill wall gaps ‘definitely helps’

Yuma mayor Doug Nicholls said they will use 40-foot shipping containers stacked on top of one another to fill out the gaps in the wall.
18 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
(Courtesy Condor)...
Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines shows passion for destinations from Sky Harbor with new-look aircraft

Condor Airlines brings passion to each flight and connects people to their dream destinations throughout the world.
...
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Vaccines are safe if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have a friend or loved one who’s expecting?
Glendale declares drought watch, asks people to conserve water