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  • Public Meeting Scheduled for Proposed Revisions to Pima County Code Title 13

    Oct 29, 2018 | Read More News
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    Public Meeting is Scheduled for November 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Mt Lemmon WRFPima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) is in the process of proposing revisions to Pima County Code (PCC) Title 13 – Public Service, Division II – Sewers, Chapter 13.28 Mt. Lemmon Sewer Connections, and Chapter 13.32 Mt. Lemmon Conservation Fees that relate specifically to the sewer users in Summerhaven.

    On Saturday, October 20, 2018 RWRD staff met with the Mt. Lemmon Home Owner’s Association (HOA) to introduce the proposed changes and to answer questions and take comments.

    Proposed changes concerning Mt. Lemmon to Chapters 13.28 - Mt. Lemmon Sewer Connections and 13.32 - Mt. Lemmon Conservation Fees:

    The Chapters that govern Mt. Lemmon sewer connections and conservation fees were established in the 1980s with the construction of the Mt. Lemmon Water Reclamation Facility in Summerhaven and the contract with the United States Forest Service (USFS). Historic elements and references have been removed and the proposed ordinances for 13.28 and 13.32 are updated to reflect the remaining specific requirements.

    The following are the major changes to PCC 13.28 and 13.32:
    • Remove archaic narratives specific to Mt. Lemmon conservation related construction and add references to current County standard wastewater ordinance requirements in 13.20 – Sanitary Sewer Construction, Connections, and Fees to allow for consistency throughout the regional system.
    • Maintain emphasis on conservation and clarify USFS limit of 77 permitted connections.
    • Removal of low flow fixture administrative requirements now considered construction minimums and annual inspections for assuring compliance.
    • Add an operational surcharge (currently set to $0) for operation and maintenance of the remotely located system.
    • Sunset the Standby Surcharge to reserve connections to the sewer system.

    Public Meeting Date, Place and Time:

    RWRD is in the initial planning stages of these proposed changes and is seeking public comment prior to proposing the revisions to the Pima County Board of Supervisors. Therefore, The Pima County Wastewater Reclamation Department and its Advisory Committee will host a public meeting November 15, 2018, at 6:00 PM at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, Arizona.

    The Department and the Advisory Committee are seeking public comment prior to proposing the revisions to the Pima County Board of Supervisors to the Pima County Code, Title 13 – Public Service, Division II – Sewers, Chapter 13.28 Mt. Lemmon Sewer Connections, and Chapter 13.32 Mt. Lemmon Conservation Fees. These proposed revisions relate specifically to the sewer users in Summerhaven.

    We again invite you to hear our presentation of the proposed changes, and welcome your questions and comments.

    If you have any questions or comments regarding the proposed changes, please contact Mary Allen at 520-724-6641 or mary.allen@pima.gov.

    To view the blacklined version of the proposed changes to PCC 13.28 and 13.32 see the links below: