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.
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.
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.
(dependent on meter size):
first 5,000 gallons,
each resident is charged
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
per 1,000 gallons up to 8,000 gallons
per 1,000 gallons up to 15,000 gallons
per 1,000 gallons over 15,000 gallons
tax applies to all water sales)
bill is combined with garbage and sewer.
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).
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
here for more information on conservation.
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!
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.
faucets and pipes for leaks.
off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving, rather
than running a steady stream.
showers to five minutes.
pre-1985 homes, replace standard shower heads with low-volume
heads. Install flow restrictors in bathroom faucets.
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.
for gurgling sounds coming from your toilet. These noises
indicate the flush valve needs to be adjusted to stop wasting
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.
using your toilet for a wastebasket or ashtray. Extra flushes
waste water and money.
the Kitchen & Laundry Room:
dishwashers and washers are more efficient if run only when
they are full.
washing dishes by hand, don't let the tap run freely to rinse.
Fill the second side of the sink with rinse water.
a pitcher with drinking water and store it in the refrigerator.
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
washing the car, use soap and water from a bucket. Use a hose
with a shut-off nozzle for the final rinse.
a broom when cleaning your driveway.
sprinklers so only the lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk,
not water on windy days.
and maintain your sprinkler system regularly.
your lawn every third day.
water during the cool time of the day to minimize evaporation.
morning is best, and the peak water consumption hours (4 p.m.
- 9 p.m.) should be avoided.
your irrigation schedule to accommodate changes in seasonal
an automatic timer.
landscaping, use native or other low water use plants.
a layer of mulch around plants reduces evaporation and promotes
retaining basins also allow water to be concentrated around
the principles of Xeriscape. To find out more about Xeriscape,
call the water conservation office.
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.
more information, contact the Town of Kearny at 520.363.5547,
or visit www.wateruseitwisely.com.