Pima County residents to see 3 percent hike in sewer service fees

The Pima County board of supervisors has voted in favor of a 3 percent increase in sewer service fees.


The Pima County board of supervisors has voted in favor of a 3 percent increase in sewer service fees.

The increase will mean residents will pay $13.01 for the service. In addition, customers will be required to pay a sewer volume rate that is dependant upon the type of property they own. For most residents, that will come out to $3.63 per unit.

The board has also agreed to a 3 percent increase to sewer connection fees, which will hit homebuilders and new businesses that need to connect to the system for the first time.

The decision comes after a public meeting in March to inform residents of the then proposal.  

The county had determined the one-time cost of system capacity was $4,066 for an average residential-size water meter and $27,030 for a commercial water meter.

It had originally proposed a 4 percent hike in the service fee.

The county is the second-largest in the state with over 980,000 residents.

The vote passed 3-2 during the April 18 meeting and will go into effect on June 1. The last time the connection fee was changed was in 2012.

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