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Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday that he has allocated $25 million in federal funds to the Department of Environmental Quality to partner them with Tucson Water in efforts to treat PFAS near the Tucson International Airport. Read more»

The annual controlled burn of the Sweetwater Wetlands.

Tucson residents may have seen smoke rising from the Sweetwater Wetlands on Thursday as Tucson Water and the Fire Department performed a controlled burn to quell the mosquito population in the Northwest Side water treatment area. Read more»

The Tucson City Council will hold public hearings on water, parks and trash fee increases.

Rate increases are in the works for Tucson residents, and the City Council will hold a public hearing ahead of proposed higher costs to living in the city, plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

Eviction notices on an apartment window. The Tucson City Council is ready to start evictions in public housing if arrangements with past-due tenants can't be reached.

Tucson city staff will ask for an informal nod to move to start working with 190 families who owe $135,000 in back rent, while local school district budgets are set for adoption after state runs late on its spending plan. Read more»

The Santa Cruz Sound Experience will be taking place on June 24, Dia de San Juan.

Tucson residents will be able to celebrate the beginning of the monsoon and Dia de San Juan by attending an immersive audiovisual experience hosted by Tucson Water under the Cushing Street Bridge. Read more»

El Santa Cruz Sound Experience se llevará a cabo el 24 de junio, Día de San Juan.

Residentes de Tucsón podrán celebrar el comienzo del monzón y el Día de San Juan en una experiencia audiovisual inmersiva creada por Tucson Water bajo el puente de la calle Cushing. Read more»

New Tucson Water Director John Kmiec.

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega has promoted John Kmiec from interim to permanent director of Tucson Water. Read more»

This isn't the image of Marana anymore. It's more than dirt roads with ranches flung about them. It's probably time for the town to be able to budget accordingly.

Marana may have outgrown its constitutional spending limit as it is no longer just some scattered houses in the desert, while Tucson police argue their salaries are no longer competitive. Voters and arbitrators will have the final say. Read more»

The city of Tucson's website went offline Tuesday afternoon and was not restored until Thursday morning, cutting access to online services such as water bill payments. City officials said "suspicious activity" may be related to the crash. Read more»

The light-colored exposed 'bathtub ring' of formerly submerged shoreline in Lake Mead was already evident in this 2020 photo of the Hoover Dam and diminishing reservoir behind it.

Tucson is offering to give up part of its Colorado River allotment to try to maintain water levels in Lake Mead, an important reservoir for Arizona and other Southwestern states that has been imperiled by drought. Read more»

An ADOT crew puts up a sign on US 93 in 2014.

Building I-11 through Avra Valley would mean more costly suburban sprawl far away from where existing jobs and services are, along with environmental disruption, disturbing a wildlife corridor and the rural lifestyle of residents, and potential contamination of Tucson's water supply. Read more»

Tucson is vying for a fifth win in the national "Mayors' Challenge for Water Conservation" put on annually by the Wyland Foundation, an ocean and marine life conservation nonprofit. Read more»

The Central Arizona Project canal north of Tucson near Picacho Peak State Park, 2018.

As Arizona’s Colorado River crisis becomes more intractable, I wonder what it will take for some honest information on the extent of water shortage we’re facing. It would be nice to have a community conversation before the next tier of rationing hits. Read more»

Michael Bogan, an assistant professor at University of Arizona, releases dozens of longfin dace into the Santa Cruz River near Downtown Wednesday.

With backpacks laden with water-filled buckets, two biologists hauled around 100 fish to a portion of the Santa Cruz River known as the Heritage Reach, just west of Downtown Tucson, and released them. Read more»

Pima County supervisors said that they're "concerned" about the city of Tucson's threat to leave the Regional Transportation Authority if "serious commitments" to change its governing structure aren't made. Some county leaders think its part of a larger trend in the city-county relationship. Read more»

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