The city of Avondale is launching its Citizen Water Alliance Academy for residents and businesses.
Engage with the city’s water professionals who plan, build, protect and deliver services for Avondale’s water/wastewater infrastructure.
Participants will go behind the scenes with tours of Avondale’s water reclamation facility, wetlands and water well sites.
Learn where water comes from, how it’s treated, delivered, reclaimed and funded through water rates. Take a virtual journey through the city’s sewer pipe system with high-tech cameras, learn how a fire hydrant works and get a look at the specialized equipment it takes to properly operate and maintain the water/sewer systems. Participants will visit the award-winning Avondale Aquaculture site, the state’s only municipal fish hatchery.
The first of four sessions kicks off from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 7. The remaining three sessions will be held on Wednesdays August 21, September 11 and September 25 at the city’s Municipal Operations Center, 399 E. Lower Buckeye Road.
A light dinner will be served at each session. Graduates from the academy will leave with a better understanding of the value of water; the costs associated with its production, treatment, delivery and reclamation; and how they can save money through water conservation.
ACWA graduates will be recognized at a City Council meeting in October. Space is limited and open on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, visit avondaleaz.gov or call 623-333-4422.