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Investing in our infrastructure

Infrastructure improvement means investing in rehabilitation or replacement of aging water and wastewater pipes, treatment plants, pumps, reservoirs, and wells that ensure reliable delivery of the city's drinking water and treatment of wastewater.

Phoenix Water Smart $2.8 billion 5-year
investment
(approximate)

Approximately 75% of our 5-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will be directed towards advanced renewal of our infrastructure and ensuring the reliability of our water services for future generations.

The City of Phoenix Water Services Department Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a multi-year plan for capital projects. These projects maintain safe, reliable water deliveries and removal and treatment of wastewater. Phoenix Water projects make a difference to the future of our city.

Proper management of the CIP ensures we get the maximum value of our customer’s rate investment while we work together as Phoenix grows. We take months to identify our public facility and infrastructure needs for our CIP plan. All of the projects in the CIP are presented to the Water Services Department Executive Team who discuss each project, prioritize, and decide which ones fit in the CIP for the coming years. Additionally, our City Council adopts the Preliminary five-year CIP as a planning document and uses the first year of the updated five-year plan as the basis for the next year’s budget. This process takes place annually, allowing for a rolling five-year forecast.


Assessment

Design

Construction
Assessing pipe condition

An assessment analyzes a part of the water or wastewater system to determine the condition and/or remaining life.

Reservoir footings

A design is the plan on how to repair the condition, which can include installing a new part or extending the remaining life of an existing part of the water or wastewater system.

An example of a typical design plan for a water main replacement is removing an existing water main installed in the 1950’s and replacing it with a new water main.

Pipe construction

Construction is the physical installation of the design or plan by a hired contractor. An example of the sequence of construction activities for a typical water main replacement project includes:

  • Hire contractor
  • Purchase materials
  • Survey the area and mark the underground utilities
  • Dig the trench for the new water main
  • Install the new water main and connect the existing services to the new water main
  • Fill in the trench and pave the roadway
Your dollars at work:
Protect public health
Improve water quality
Enhance reliability & efficiency
Reduce long-term costs
Meet regulatory requirements
Serve growth

What we are improving

DRINKING WATER SYSTEM

Improving our water system:

We are prioritizing investment in replacing or rehabilitating pipes with leaks or breaks and building new infrastructure for future resiliency.

1/3 of the revenue generated by a recent rate increase is associated with pipeline rehabilitation or replacement.

Investing in Improvements
Fiscal Years 2019-2024

Pipes ($581.3M)
Pumps ($446M)
Energy, Technology, Facilities, Etc. ($254M)
Treatment ($238M)
Resiliency ($144.5M)
Storage ($56M)

Our progress

$1.7B 5-Year Capital Program
### Active Projects
$###MActive Projects Budget

The capital program budget numbers are subject to change. For more detailed information, please contact us directly.

WASTEWATER SYSTEM

Improving our wastewater system:

We are prioritizing investment in replacing or rehabilitating aging sewer lines and investing in the State's largest wastewater treatment plant.

Our wastewater infrastructure serves over 2.5 million customers valley-wide.

Investing in Improvements
Fiscal Years 2019-2024

Treatment ($463M)
Pipelines ($409.3M)
Lift Stations ($36.5M)
Energy, Technology, Facilities, Etc. ($188.2M)

Our progress

$1.1B 5-Year Capital Program
91 Active Projects
$54MActive Projects Budget

The capital program budget numbers are subject to change. For more detailed information, please contact us directly.

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