CityScope: Oct. - Nov. 2022

Check your irrigation schedule and ensure you’re not over-watering

Water Conservation

You may have heard that a Tier 2 Colorado River Shortage was announced for 2023. With the Colorado River experiencing an unprecedented drought, we must all embrace Chandler’s conservation ethic and be diligent about reducing our water use.

With the seasons changing and cooler weather on its way, it’s time to check the frequency of your landscape watering system. In the fall, your landscape needs less frequent watering. Help Chandler conserve our water supplies by ensuring you are not overwatering.

Did you know that overwatering is the most common cause of outdoor water waste? Overwatering can cause excessive growth, root diseases and other landscape maintenance problems. Deep infrequent watering encourages strong healthy root systems that can tolerate intense heat and periods of drought.

Effective irrigation system design, installation and maintenance are also important factors to consider. Sprinklers should serve only the required grass areas and not spray on buildings, fences, or non-landscaped areas. Watering should be done before sunrise to reduce evaporation losses. Another easy way to save water is to skip planting a winter lawn. By limiting, or forgoing, overseeding this year you will save thousands of gallons of water. This also increases the health of Bermuda grass and lowers your landscaping costs.

Learn more about Chandler water conservation programs and review the fall landscape watering recommendations.

Take advantage of Chandler’s water-wise site Visits. Chandler offers free on-site consultations to assist its customers with troubleshooting unexplained high-water use. High-water use can be caused by inefficient landscape watering schedules, irrigation system leaks, malfunctioning pool equipment, leaky indoor fixtures, water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, and leaky toilet flappers. 

We live in the desert and low-water-use landscaping is an important water conservation tool. Every drop counts. We have enough water to use, but never enough to waste.     

The Chandler app lets you connect with the City to resolve issues quickly

Chandler Public Stuff App

Connecting with the City of Chandler is as easy as a click on your smartphone or other mobile device. The City has several free mobile applications that allow residents with smartphones and tablets to access select customer services and communicate directly with staff to resolve issues in the City and your neighborhood.

With the Chandler PublicStuff mobile phone app, you can point, click and send photos of graffiti, weeds, abandoned shopping carts and other code violations. Once your account is set up, the app allows users to choose an option to receive updates on the status of their request. 

Learn more about the PublicStuff app and other ways to connect. In addition to using these mobile apps, residents can contact the City through the Contact Chandler form, or via phone, mail, or through the City’s social media accounts.

Fun for everyone at Chandler’s upcoming events

Chandler Chuckwagon Cook-off

Check out some of the big events happening in Chandler this fall. Be sure to check Chandler Events for a list of all City events, and up-to-date event details. 

Puparazzi Photo Contest - submissions open starting Oct. 4 
Stop, Sit, and Selfie! If your VIP (very important pooch) has “star quality” then send us your photos. Get creative and show us what makes your four-legged friend adorably cute, and you could win a paw-some prize basket (valued at $75). This opportunity is open to residents and non-residents of Chandler.  

Open House at Fire Station No. 1, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to Noon
The Chandler Fire Department is holding a free open house at Fire Station No.1 located at 1491 E Pecos Road. In addition to tours of the station there will be a firetruck, ambulance, displays and demonstrations. Blood pressure checks will be available, along with drowning prevention information and instruction on Hands-Only CPR. In the Fire Safety House display, children will get hands-on instruction on how to get out of a smoke filled environment. 

26th Annual Chandler Golf Challenge - Nov. 11
Dust off your golf clubs. Chandler Golf Challenge swings into action with a shotgun start at Bear Creek Golf Club. Sponsored by Dignity Health Arizona, the tournament brings the community together for a great day of golf that, in turn, improves educational and recreational opportunities for hundreds of people with disabilities. Players enjoy dinner, raffles, on-course contests, and much more. Whether you’re an Olympic hopeful or a Happy Gilmore, the day is sure to be a hole-in-one! Register now.

Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off - Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Experience a rare, up-close look at Western history during this family-friendly culinary event. Authentic 1880s chuck wagon teams from around the West use historic cooking methods to create the best five-course meals fit for the trail. Meal tickets are limited, they go on sale Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. Eat onsite or take the meal to go. Tumbleweed Ranch is located at the southeast corner of Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen. Free admission, $15 meal ticket. Call 480-782-2717 for more information.

Woofstock - Tumbleweed Park - Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Every dog has its day at Woofstock. Very Important Pooches (VIP) and well-behaved owners can enjoy free a fur-filled day in Tumbleweed Park. Explore a variety of pet-related vendors and activities. Admission into the park is free.   

  • City offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, for the Veterans Day holiday. Trash and recycling will be collected as usual and not impacted on this holiday. The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center (RSWCC) is closed on Veterans Day, resuming operations on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 a.m. 
  • City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no trash or recycling collection on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. 
    • If your regular collection day is Thursday, place your container at the curb on Friday by 6 a.m. Customers whose regular collection day is Friday should place their container at the curb on Saturday by 6 a.m. 
    • The RSWCC is also closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 24-25, resuming operations on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8 a.m.
  • Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program? Training sessions to become certified on tax preparation will be held in November and December. Apply now: VITA

1     Resident Registration Opens, All City Facilities, 480-782-2727
4     Non-Resident Registration, Opens All City Facilities, 480-782-2727
4     Military Appreciation Breakfast, Chandler Community Center, 480-782-2720
4, 5    North the Musical, Chandler Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
5    Sister Cities Tea, Tumbleweed Recreation Center, 480-782-2224
5    Open House at Fire Station No. 1, 1491 E. Pecos Road, 480-782-2120
7, 10    City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, 480-782-2181
9     Chandler Symphony Orchestra, Chandler Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
11    Veterans Day holiday, City offices closed
11    The United States Air Force Band - Airmen Of Note, Chandler Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
11    Veterans Day Event, Veterans Memorial at Veterans Oasis Park
11-12    Chuck Wagon Cook-off, Tumbleweed Ranch, 480-782-2717
12    Pride in Chandler, QuartHaus, 480-782-2224
12    Cornhole Tournament, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park
12    Marc Broussard, Chandler Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
13    Naturally 7 with Hiroshima, Chandler Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
17     Sonoran Sunset Series, Veterans Oasis Park, 480-782-2890
19    Woofstock, Tumbleweed Park, 480-782-2735
24     Turkey Swim, Hamilton Aquatic Center, 480-782-2527
24, 25    Thanksgiving holiday, City offices closed
25-27    The Nutcracker, Chandler Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680

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Communications & Public Affairs | 480-782-2228
Mayor & Council | 480-782-2200
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