July 9 PCFYI: Vaccination milestones, the Green Geek and really big screws

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July 9, 2021 - Vol. 6, No. 13


Pima County hits vaccination milestone

Pima County hit a major milestone this week in the fight against COVID-19. Seventy percent of adults 18 and older now have received at least one dose of the vaccine. We still want everyone who is eligible for the vaccine to get fully vaccinated, so don’t tempt fate and wait. Roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated today!


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Wastewater not screwing around with sewage removal

The new screw that’s arrived at Pima County’s Tres Rios Water Reclamation Facility isn’t one you’ll find at your local hardware store.

The county’s new Archimedes screw, which is used to move raw sewage to a higher elevation for processing, is 46 feet long, 8.5 feet wide and weighs more than 43,000 pounds. One screw pump is scheduled to be online next week. Two other screws are being replaced next year.


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Got questions? Ask the Green Geek

Wondering if your sunscreen is safe for you and the environment? Or where to start when it comes to replacing your air conditioning unit? Ask the Green Geek.

Pima County FYI has a monthly column featuring questions and answers on all things green. Our own Green Geek gets assistance on answering your questions from the sustainability experts in Pima County's Office of Sustainability and Conservation. Send your questions to fyinewsletter@pima.gov. And look for the column the second Friday of each month.


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PACC offers tips after July 4 surge in lost pets

Fireworks, parties and thunderstorms can make for a bad combination, especially when it comes to our furry friends.

Pima Animal Care Center saw its usual post-July 4 uptick in lost and runaway pets. Many have already made their way home, thanks to knowledgeable folks out there who followed these helpful tips on lost and found pets.


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Got a job interview? Library can help you prepare

If you're nervous about an upcoming job interview, the Library can help you prepare. Check out this 60-minute online event where you'll learn best practices for job interviews.

Be sure you have a smartphone, tablet or computer; a good Internet connection; the Zoom app; and a notebook and pen.