If you’re behind on your water bill, you can now expect a call from Tucson Water’s new automated message system.
Tucson has finished at the top of a national competition designed to motivate people to conserve water, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild announced Tuesday.
A utility service worker with Tucson Water installs one of the new electronic meters on North Second Avenue.
The 1983 water meter, left, being about 29 years old, meets the requirement for a replacement by a new electronic water meter similar to the one on the right.
Tucson Water customers hoping to immediately reap the benefits of the utility's new electronic water meters will have to be patient. The new meters are being phased in over 10 years. Customers who want to move to the head of the line must meet certain criteria.
A midtown street will be closed for two weeks while crews from Tucson Water repair a segment of pipeline.
Tucson Water has isolated a break in a water line and stopped the flow after about 90 minutes, a spokesman said tonight.
A pipeline-monitoring system detected damage to the waterline segment near West Starr Pass Boulevard and South Greasewood Road. While it's shut down, customers will get their water from the city's wells.
Tucson Water officials said Thursday that the city's main waterline suffered more damage than they originally believed.
Crews work on the pipe at Starr Pass Boulevard and Jennie Lane. Snapped wire bands alerted the city to potential trouble.
Tucson Water crews continue to prepare a major waterline for repairs near Starr Pass Boulevard and Greasewood Road.
The west-side water main unexpectedly broke in 1999, sending a torrent of water down streets and damaging several nearby homes. This time around, Tucson Water said sensors picked up problems in advance.
The same water line that broke and flooded a west-side neighborhood in 1999 has shown signs that it is about to blow again. But this time there will be no repeat of the earlier disaster, which spilled 38 million gallons of water into the Paseo Vista Neighborhood.