As the world faces an unprecedented period of uncertainty, one thing Scottsdale residents and businesses can rely on is their 24-hour access to safe, affordable and reliable drinking water and sewer service. While it can be easy to take these services for granted, the reality is that it takes an entire team of dedicated, highly trained professionals to guarantee our families and businesses have this most vital resource.
No other industry plays as crucial a role in making a stay-at-home order possible or keeping essential businesses running as water does, and to celebrate the people at the center of this industry, Scottsdale is proud to acknowledge the week of April 13-17, 2020, as Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week.
“Water is our most essential need and, especially in this difficult time, I am thankful knowing our city has safe, clean water at our taps,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “I am asking all people of Scottsdale to join me in celebrating Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week and acknowledging the vital work our Scottsdale Water employees do every day to ensure our families and businesses have safe, affordable water.”
Having reliable water is critical during normal times. It is even more vital during an emergency, disaster or the current situation we face. During this time, Scottsdale Water is taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our employees; and while all of our facilities are currently closed to the public, our customers can be sure that all 200-plus Scottsdale Water professionals are working through this crisis to ensure uninterrupted service to all of Scottsdale’s homes, businesses and vital medical facilities.
About our water professionals
It takes a wide range of highly skilled professionals to maintain and manage your water resources and water and sewer systems. Scottsdale Water’s team of professionals come from a variety of fields, including:
- Potable water treatment and distribution
- Recycled water collections and treatment
- Electricians and HVAC
- Finance and accounting
- Information Technology
- Systems Integration
- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
- Biology and chemistry
- Engineering and hydrology
- Water Resources Management
- Security and safety
- Water conservation
Scottsdale Water – the city’s municipal water utility – has been providing quality drinking water and advanced reclamation services to Scottsdale businesses and residents for over 45 years. An industry leader, the utility has been recognized with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ Sustainable Water Utility Management Award – the highest industry recognition conferred to municipal water agencies – and as a Utility of the Future Today by the Environmental Protection Agency and its partners