Saturday, January 19, 2008

The tap water ban has been lifted in Scottsdale and P.V.

According to -
A three-day ban on using tap water provided by the Arizona American Water Co. affecting about 5,000 Paradise Valley and Scottsdale residential and commercial customers has been lifted.

The article goes on to cite the Arizona American Water Company's latest press release advising its customers to run their taps to clean any possible contamination out of their systems, including running their hot water to clean out their hot water tanks.

In honor of this week's events, let's call it "The Great 2008 Paradise Valley/Scottsdale Cluster-Flush."

Stay tuned on this one - the Arizona Corporation Commission is expected to have hearings about this, PV (and probably Scottsdale) officials will be meeting with company officials, and Congressman Harry Mitchell is going to bring it up at the February 7, 2008 meeting of the House Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. He sits on the subcommittee.

The meeting subject is "Agency Budgets and Priorities for FY 2009."

Congressmen talking about agency budgets usually have the undivided attention of the relevant agency heads. :)

For updates, including the next NIBW Community Involvement Group (CIG) meeting time/place, contact the EPA's Vicki Rosen at rosen.vicki[at] to be added to the email alert list.

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