WATER

Quite possibly the most important service the Town provides, the Public Works Department is committed to provide potable water to each and every home in Kearny.

To begin a new water connection, visit Town Hall, and fill out a New Utility User Form. A $70 deposit, and $35 service fee ($105 total) is required to begin a new service. If you are an existing customer, your deposit will transfer with your service, but will be assessed the $35 fee.

Rates
The Town of Kearny bills water at every 1,000 gallons used. A flat rate is used for the first 5,000 gallons of water used.

First 5,000 gallons
(dependent on meter size):
After first 5,000 gallons,
each resident is charged

Meter Size:
Minimum bill for 1st
5/8 meter 1st 5,000 gallons: $28.95
1” meter 1st 5,000 gallons: $31.45
2” meter 1st 5,000 gallons: $36.05
4” meter 1st 5,000 gallons: $47.20
6” meter 1st 5,000 gallons: $58.30


$1.80 per 1,000 gallons up to 8,000 gallons
$2.50 per 1,000 gallons up to 15,000 gallons
$3.05 per 1,000 gallons over 15,000 gallons

(Sales tax applies to all water sales)

Water bill is combined with garbage and sewer.

Meter Reading is done the last week of the month. Bills are mailed no later than the first day of the month. Payment is due the 15th day of the month. Payment can be made at Town Hall, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, or 24 hours a day at Kearny Police Department (check or money order only please).

The Town of Kearny is also dedicated to the conservation of water. Arizona is in its ninth year of drought conditions, and the Town recognizes the need to save water and keep costs down for our residents. Click here for more information on conservation.

One of the worst wasters of water is a leaky toilet flap. A leaky flap can cost you 1,000 of gallons of water. If you suspect your tank is leaking, pick up a toilet leak detector pack at Town Hall. It is a simple test that will cost you 10 minutes of time, but save you money in the long run!

WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

Kearny is fortunate to live in such a rare and beautiful community. There are few other places in Arizona where you can drive down gorgeous, tree-lined streets with many homes having lush green lawns. Our pride and vanity, however, may cost us all in the long run. We do live in a desert ... and water is our most important and precious resource. Without it, our oasis is threatened. So we must all do our part to use water wisely and ensure an adequate water supply for ourselves and future generations. Water conservation not only will help save water, it will also save you money. The following tips can help you do your part to live a more water-wise lifestyle.

In the Bathroom:

  • Check faucets and pipes for leaks.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving, rather than running a steady stream.
  • Limit showers to five minutes.
  • For pre-1985 homes, replace standard shower heads with low-volume heads. Install flow restrictors in bathroom faucets.
  • Check your toilet periodically for leaks. Place a few drops of food coloring in the tank. After a few minutes, if you see color in the bowl, you have a leak, perhaps caused by a faulty flapper.
  • Listen for gurgling sounds coming from your toilet. These noises indicate the flush valve needs to be adjusted to stop wasting water.
  • In pre-1980 homes, fill a plastic, one quart bottle with water and place it in the toilet tank. To anchor the bottle, partially fill it with sand or any heavy substance. This does not affect the efficiency of most toilets and can save 5 or more gallons per day per a family of four. Do not use bricks to displace water in your toilet tank. They will break down over time and can cause problems.
  • Avoid using your toilet for a wastebasket or ashtray. Extra flushes waste water and money.

In the Kitchen & Laundry Room:

  • Automatic dishwashers and washers are more efficient if run only when they are full.
  • When washing dishes by hand, don't let the tap run freely to rinse. Fill the second side of the sink with rinse water.
  • Fill a pitcher with drinking water and store it in the refrigerator.

Outside:

  • Evaporative coolers require a seasonal maintenance check-up. For more water efficient cooling check your evaporative coolers annually. Make sure your evaporative cooler uses a recirculating water pump.
  • When washing the car, use soap and water from a bucket. Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle for the final rinse.
  • Use a broom when cleaning your driveway.
  • Adjust sprinklers so only the lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
  • Do not water on windy days.
  • Check and maintain your sprinkler system regularly.
  • Water your lawn every third day.
  • Always water during the cool time of the day to minimize evaporation.
  • Early morning is best, and the peak water consumption hours (4 p.m. - 9 p.m.) should be avoided.
  • Adjust your irrigation schedule to accommodate changes in seasonal water demand.
  • Install an automatic timer.
  • For landscaping, use native or other low water use plants.
  • Using a layer of mulch around plants reduces evaporation and promotes plant growth.
  • Water retaining basins also allow water to be concentrated around the plants.
  • Use the principles of Xeriscape. To find out more about Xeriscape, call the water conservation office.

In our desert environment, times of drought are far more common than times of plenty. Don't let Arizona's precious resource drip away carelessly. Adopt a water-wise lifestyle.

For more information, contact the Town of Kearny at 520.363.5547, or visit www.wateruseitwisely.com.