Latest Blog Update
As we wrap up another year of serving Flagstaff residents, our gratitude is deep. Thank you, Voters, for approving Proposition 441 in the November 8 general election. Your support for stormwater, wastewater, and wildfire infrastructure projects count even more in the face of a changing climate and environmental needs. Flagstaff City Council officially adopted election results in a November 28 special meeting; now the work begins.
Flood Control and Stormwater Management - The $26 million designated for stormwater will go a long way toward completing crucial flood mitigation projects in Spruce Wash, nearly tripling drainage capacity below the Museum Fire burn scar to mitigate flooding as the watershed heals. Channel improvements will extend from Paradise Road to the Killip Retention Basin. Funding can be used as leveraging for grants, maximizing each dollar spent.
Wastewater Capacity and Reliability - An additional $29.1 million for wastewater infrastructure will go toward increasing solids handling needs at the Wildcat Hill and Rio de Flag Reclamation Plants, which are currently at an 88% capacity. Energy efficiency upgrades will save money, moving us toward City carbon neutrality goals. Efficiency projects include a new pump station, turbo blowers, and a cogeneration unit to convert byproduct gas to clean energy and heat!
Reducing the Wildfire Threat - New fire-fighting equipment will aid in keeping our community – and water supply – safe from wildfires.
These projects align with Flagstaff Water Services' mission to professionally and cost-effectively provide water, wastewater, and stormwater services that meet the present and future environmental, health and safety needs of the community. Learn about Prop 441 projects in this short video:
November: Preparing for the Floods (PDF)
November: A Roadmap to Future Solutions (PDF)
January: Planning for the Next Decade (PDF)
November: I-40 Transmission Line (PDF)