Pima County, Ariz. (April 10, 2012) – A public meeting on proposed changes to the county’s sewer connection fees is set for Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in downtown Tucson.
The county’s Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) and the Pima County Regional Wastewater Advisory Committee are the hosts of the meeting, which is intended to gather public comment on a changed proposed by RWRD in calculating sewer connection fees.
The meeting will be in the 5th floor conference room in the Transamerica Building at 177 N. Church Ave.
The change would move from a fixture unit equivalent formula (FUE) to a method based on water meter size.
The FUE fee structure assigns value to each fixture in a home or business that discharges wastewater into the public sanitary sewer system.
Sewer connection fees are paid by residences and businesses that are connected to the public sanitary sewer system.
The fees fund the cost of the conveyance of wastewater and the treatment capacity for new sewer connections. State law assigns the county the authority to charge for sewer connection fees.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors is expected to consider a new connection fee ordinance and fee schedule at its meeting on May 15.