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    RWRD facility 
    Jan 26, 2023 - Phoenix nonprofit impressed with facility 
    Grease Collection 
    Jan 12, 2023 - You can drop off used cooking grease at five collection sites on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
    Dec 22, 2022 - When you’re preparing this year’s holiday meals, it might be tempting to pour excess cooking grease down the drain. But that’s a sure-fire recipe for clogged pipes and backed-up drains. Fortunately, there’s a green-friendly alternative. Next month, you’ll be able to drop it off at the 18th annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event. 
    NACWA awards 
    Jun 15, 2022 - NACWA has recognized two of Pima County’s wastewater treatment plants for exceptional performance. 
    RWRD Service Request 
    Jun 06, 2022 - The portal makes it more convenient for users of Pima County’s sewer system to report concerns. 
    Jan 06, 2022 - Bring your grease to Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation’s annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event this Saturday. 
    La Cucaracha 
    Nov 23, 2021 - If you have grease left over after Thanksgiving, save it and bring it to the next Grease Collection and Recycling Event on Jan. 8, 2022. 
    Oct 22, 2021 - Gas produced at this site had previously been flared off as a waste product 
    Apr 16, 2021 - Watch for Crews performing Sewer Work  
    Wastewater Logo 
    Apr 02, 2021 - Watch for sewer work in these areas April 5th - 9th  
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    Mar 26, 2021 - Watch for sewer work at these locations  
    PFAS Study Cover 
    Oct 30, 2020 - In order to understand the effects of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in land application of biosolids, RWRD partnered with the University of Arizona, Jacobs Engineers and the National Science Foundation and produced PFAS in Biosolids–A Southern Arizona Case Study, one of the largest studies of its kind ever undertaken.  
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    Oct 15, 2020 - On August 13, 2020, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognized Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department’s (RWRD) five Water Reclamation Facilities (WRF) with their Peak Performance Awards. These awards recognize facilities for excellence in regulatory permit compliance.  
    AZ Water logo 
    Oct 02, 2020 - The AZ Water Association, American Water Works Association- Arizona Section, and the Water Environment Federation honored RWRD with the Outstanding Sustainability Award for the Pima County Sustainable Action Plan for County Operations 2018-2025 Program.  
    Award logo 
    Oct 01, 2020 - The Water Environment Federation (WEF), the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Research Foundation, and the WaterReuse Association recognized Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) with the Utility of the Future Today (UOTF) Award on October 5, 2020. RWRD was one of 65 - 2020 honorees at WEF’s 93rd annual technical exhibition and conference.