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  • Manhole Cover Art Featured in Zócalo Magazine

    Apr 02, 2018 | Read More News
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    Zocalo April coverThe April edition of Zócalo Magazine features the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department’s (RWRD) collaboration with the El Paso Greenway Project through its Southeast Interceptor (SEI) Augmentation Project.

    This 2.6-mile project upgrades portions of the SEI sewer line to address capacity limitations between Simpson and 36th Streets. This is the first RWRD capital improvement project that specifically set aside 1% of its project budget for the installment of public art, as dictated by the 1% for Art Program.

    Fifty-five fabricated manhole covers were installed across Barrio Viejo, Barrio Santa Rosa, and Barrio Libre neighborhoods designed by local sculptor Jason Butler in collaboration with schools and community members. A beautiful new kiosko (or gazebo) featuring student artwork will also be added for pedestrians to enjoy.

    Though much of the work that RWRD performs is underground, the Department is committed to being good neighbors and collaborators with partners and community members to ensure that any areas impacted by RWRD’s projects are left in better condition than initially found.