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Post Date: 1/05/22


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As we begin the new year, Water Services would like to acknowledge our customers for doing their part to conserve our most precious resource – water. And the story is not just about water-use efficiency implemented by customers, it’s about energy and water efficiency in utility operations.

Energy audits identify and prioritize efficiency upgrades in operations. For example, equipping motors and pumps with variable frequency drives increases electrical efficiency and saves thousands of dollars per year.

Water loss audits identify leaks and failures in our water system. Comparing the total volume of water produced to billing data provides macro-level insights on the magnitude of water loss. And installing additional flow/pressure sensors throughout the water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and stormwater systems provides data to pinpoint losses and fix problems. 

Conducting audits and tracking down inefficiencies is also good for the environment. Most Water Services projects directly support the City’s Carbon Neutrality Plan. Customers can support these efforts by scheduling a free water audit with our Water Conservation team. We’re offering retrofits for local schools, businesses, and residents. For details, email  It’s good for the community.

Wishing you a safe and healthy New Year!

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June: Managing Flagstaff's Sewer Infrastructure with GIS Technology (PDF)

May: Flagstaff Plans for a New Groundwater Well in its Portfolio (PDF)

April: Coconino Estates Improvements Continue This Summer (PDF)

March: Keep Flagstaff's Water Clean: Only Snow and Rain in Stormwater Drains (PDF)

February: Rio de Flag Water Reclamation Plant Receives Necessary Upgrades (PDF)

January: McAllister Well and Pumphouse Adds Capacity to our Water System (PDF)


December: Woody Mountain Clarifier Project Wraps Up 2020 Capital Improvements (PDF)

November: Updates on Capital Improvement Projects Started in Summer 2020 (PDF)

October: Planning for Flagstaff's Water Future (PDF)

September: Flagstaff Water Services Receives Two National Water Conservation Awards (PDF)

August: Updates on Stormwater Maintenance in Flagstaff (PDF)

July: Ground-Breaking Infrastructure Upgrades Continue This Summer (PDF)

June: Focus on Infrastructure Development for Summer 2020 (PDF)

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April: Keeping Your Water Clean and Safe (PDF)

March: Linda Vista Drive Construction Tackles Two Water Projects Simultaneously (PDF)

February: Are There "Forever Chemicals" in Our Drinking Water? (PDF)

January: Planning for the Next Decade (PDF)


July: Inner Basin Pipeline repaired just in time to aid Fire Operations (PDF)

June: Control Room Modernization at Lake Mary Water Treatment Plant (PDF)

February: Upgrades at Rio Water Reclamation Plant Improve Efficiency & Safety (PDF)


December: NAU and Flagstaff Water Services Create Winning Partnerships (PDF)

November: I-40 Transmission Line (PDF)

June: New Aerator Protects Aquatic Life in Frances Short Pond (PDF)

May: How TV Vans are a Driving Force for Efficiency (PDF)

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