Monsoon Mess: Litter can hinder freeway drainage systems

As it prepares for monsoon storms, the Arizona Department of Transportation is asking motorists and their passengers not to toss litter along highways. Why? Because the trash can block drainage grates or wind up in the nearly 60 pump stations that ADOT operates along Phoenix-area freeways.
Protecting Arizona waterways is as easy as opening an App on your Smartphone. As the monsoon kicks off, download the Arizona Water Watch Mobile App, recently developed by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Users can easily submit photos and data for any stream, wash, river or lake in the state within a few minutes.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) provides vehicle owners with hundreds of dollars towards repairs after failed emissions tests through the Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program (VVRP). ADEQ understands the financial strain that can come with having to repair a vehicle due to a failed emissions test. Vehicle owners are now able to use VVRP to get back on the road faster, saving money and reducing emissions. With cleaner burning engines, the public and environment benefit with better air quality.
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) has just launched a new and improved website, as part of the agency’s initiative to serve taxpayers through enhanced customer service, continuous improvement and innovation.
The word likely makes you think of a state like Florida, but Arizona highway drivers should stay alert for “gators” on the highway, especially with summer upon us.
Extreme fire danger across the state has prompted various agencies to close off sections of public land. Closures at popular places in the Tonto National Forest like Water Wheel, Christopher Creek Campground,and Flowing Springs, for example, already thwarted many people's plans for Memorial Day.
Greeting a loved one at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport can sometimes knock you off your feet.
No more fatal crashes. Selfish drivers? This is on you.
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials announced today improved procedures for identifying and communicating environmental issues to Arizonans and their families.
Arizona lawmakers worked through Wednesday night and into Thursday morning to pass an education funding and teacher pay bill.
Salt River Project has initiated a program to support the installation and use of battery storage systems for its residential customers. The Battery Storage Incentive Program will provide up to $1,800 ($150 per DC-kWh) for customers who purchase and install qualifying lithium ion battery technologies. The program will be available for up to 4,500 SRP residential electric customers on a first-come, first-served basis during a 36-month period, beginning May 1, 2018.
Governor Doug Ducey, Senate President Steve Yarbrough and House Speaker J.D. Mesnard released the following joint statement today announcing a deal on a 20 percent pay raise for Arizona teachers.
Governor Doug Ducey on Tuesday put out an open letter to teachers, parents, students and school officials, explaining his budget proposal.
For many Arizonans, transferring a vehicle title may no longer require a visit to an Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division or an Authorized Third Party office. MVD has unveiled the eTitle online service, which gives many customers the option to do this transaction on their computer, tablet or mobile device.
Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections.
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