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You might be washing your hands a whole lot more these days, but Tucson Water figures haven't (yet) shown any substantial COVID-19-related changes — except there's no longer an early-morning peak in use. Read more»

Tucson officials, activists and residents hope the newly revived section of the river will bring a sense of pride to the downtown area.

Along a parched Tucson riverbed where only dust and wild grasses have held sway for the past 70 years, the Santa Cruz River now flows again. Read more»

Even with no grass on the ground, landscape architect Steve Grede’s home garden is an oasis of green in downtown Tucson.

Tucson used to be a city of lawns. Patches of Bermuda grass lined residential neighborhoods, kept green — even in blazing summer months — with diligent watering. Over the decades, that has changed. Most Tucson residents eschew lush lawns in favor of landscaping more in tune with the city’s desert setting — although that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no green at all. Read more» 3

The Animas River runs yellow with toxin-tainted wastewater that was accidentally released from the abanoned Gold King Mine near Durango, Colorado.

Arizona officials said Tuesday they continue to monitor a massive spill of toxic mining sludge that is heading downstream toward the Colorado River, but are hopeful that it will have little impact by time it reaches the state. Read more»

About 1,300 customers near North Oracle and West Magee roads will be without water service from midnight Saturday through about 5 a.m. Sunday as crews address water pressure concerns that have been reported in the area. Read more»

About 400 Tucson Water customers will be without service overnight Wednesday as a contractor completes work on a project near North Oracle and West Magee roads. Taps will be dry from about midnight to 6 a.m. Thursday. Read more»

Tucson Water is warning the public about a possible phone scam. The utility has been receiving complaints from customers who were contacted by telephone and asked to provide financial information to avoid shutoff of their water service. Read more»

A stretch of North Park Avenue near the University of Arizona will be closed for two weeks as crews replace a water main and install service for a student housing project. Park will be closed between Speedway and 2nd Street from Dec. 23 through Jan. 10. Read more»

Midtown residents should fill a few extra water jugs; repairs to a water line will mean Tucson Water will turn off taps overnight Thursday. Read more»

Phone calls asking Tucson Water customers to provide private information prompted the utility to warn of the apparent attempted scams Tuesday. Read more»

Tucson Water will host a final town hall Wednesday evening to present options for a proposed increase in water rates. The increases would bump monthly bills between $2.91 to $3.68 for average residential users. Read more»

Tucson Water is hosting two free workshops on gray water and rainwater irrigation system installations Saturday, Feb. 16. Rebates are available for those who qualify and attend the workshops at the University of Arizona, Pima County Cooperative Extension. Read more» 1

A broken 30-inch line carrying reclaimed water caused a sinkhole in Glenn Street between Craycroft and Swan Roads last week. Repairs will take up to a week, a Tucson Water spokesman said. Read more»

Tucson Water is offering a summer internship program for high school and middle school teachers who are interested in learning more about utility and water management. Read more»

Prepare for a chilly night. A freeze warning is in effect for the Tucson area from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Read more»

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