TUCSON CITY COUNCIL REQUESTS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED TUCSON WATER SERVICE AREA POLICY – COMMENTS DUE MAY 20th
On June 15, 2010 the Tucson City Council will consider formalization
of a Water Service Area Policy for Tucson Water which will define the geographic footprint where Tucson Water will extend water service.
Public comments are requested on the proposed Water Service Area Policy as described in the background materials and Proposed Tucson Water Service Area map which can be viewed on the City of Tucson website at
Comments about the proposed water service area should be submitted by May 20, 2010 to Nicole Ewing Gavin, Assistant to the City Manager:
Phone: (520) 791-4204
Mail:P.O. Box 27210, Tucson AZ 85726-7210
Tucson Water’s current water service policy of serving only legally-obligated areas was established as an interim policy in 2007 pending the outcome of the City/County Water and Wastewater Study, which is now complete. The Study identified a set of economic and environmental factors to be used to guide water service expansion decisions. These factors have been applied to the current water service area to make water service expansion recommendations. These recommendations seek to 1) protect the interests of Tucson Water ratepayers by managing future water resource obligations, 2) better align water service areas with jurisdictional boundaries and encourage annexation which brings state revenue to the region, 3) dedicate water for future economic development, industry, and jobs, and 4) deliver renewable water supplies to riparian areas where further groundwater pumping would cause environmental damage.