Phoenix will replace toilets, faucets and showerheads at city facilities
Phoenix will add eight positions and eight vehicles to retrofit plumbing fixtures at city facilities.
An internal audit found more than 90% of toilets at Phoenix parks and libraries, police and fire stations, and other city buildings are outdated, don’t meet current standards, and use significantly more water than modern fixtures.
The City Council has approved a replacement program for about 2,500 toilets, 1,000 urinals, 2,500 faucets and 500 shower heads. A city report says new fixtures are expected to save billions of gallons of water annually “and demonstrate that Phoenix is a leader in water resource stewardship."
Parts and fixtures will cost about $2 million and the new employees and vehicles about $3.4 million. Replacements should take about 18 months to complete. The additional positions are expected to remain with the Public Works Department.