Avondale is committed to growing a sustainable city for today and tomorrow, but we can’t do it alone. You may have noticed a special Avondale Sustainability logo next to many initiatives and programs promoted in the RAVE. This logo designates the program as an Avondale Sustainable Action. Avondale strives to be a healthy and sustainable city that maximizes benefits for our connected community, environment, and economy. Take part in these programs to show your support. Learn more at www.avondaleaz.gov/livinggreen
AVONDALE, A SUSTAINABLE CITY
We face air quality issues in Maricopa County, but you can help clean it up. Our everyday actions make a big difference.
to make the Clean Air Commitment and to see how you can make more clean air!
ON ENERGY COSTS SAVE $
Simplify your life by doing away with piles of paper bills!
Paperless Utility Billing
Avondale utility customers will soon have the option to choose e-Statements. Customers choosing to register for paperless billing will no longer receive paper statements through the mail.
Some of the benefits of e-Statements:
` Convenience – Review your statements at any time, day or night.
` Fast – e-Statements can be accessed days before a paper statement would arrive in the mail.
` Efficient – e-Statements contain the same information as a traditional paper statement.
` Secure – Reduce the risk of statements being lost or stolen in the mail.
` Environmentally Friendly – Stay clutter free and conserve resources (paper) by accessing your statement directly from your email.
Registration to sign up for Paperless Billing at
24 • RAVE May - August 2018
✓ Have your home’s ducts tested and sealed to make sure you are not wasting cooled air.
✓ Adding attic insulation to reduce cooling loss.
✓ Make sure the seals around your windows and doors are in good shape.
The summer heat is coming, along with high energy bills. But there are steps you can take to save energy even when the air conditioning is running full-blast.
✓ Set your thermostat so the air conditioner is not constantly on when no one is home.
✓ Seal gaps around your chimney and pipes entering the exterior walls of your home.
✓ Use curtains or blinds to block sunlight that could warm your home.
✓ Change your air conditioner filter as recommended, usually monthly.
Energy efficiency saves you money and and improves sustainability. You can find more energy-saving tips at www.avondaleaz.gov/livinggreen
6 Do not drain your pool or backwash filters into the street or storm drain.
6 Dispose of household hazardous waste properly.
6 Fix automobile leaks as soon as possible.
6 Use drip pans to catch leaks, and clean up outdoor spills with kitty litter or another absorbent.
To report unauthorized dumping or illegal
discharges to the storm drain, please call (623) 333-4200.
For most people warm weather brings thoughts of pools, car washes, and landscaping. When outdoor water use increases storm water pollution prevention is more important than ever. Use these tips to keep our environment clean and safe:
6 Bag your lawn clippings and yard waste.
6 Do not overwater landscaping. 6 Use commercial car washes.
Remember, only rain in the storm drain! Learn more at the City of Avondale stormwater website:
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