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

    Jan 09, 2019 | Read More News
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    Public Meeting Date, Place, and Time

    RWRD is in the planning stages of these proposed changes and is seeking public comment prior to proposing the revisions to the Pima County Board of Supervisors. The Department will host an additional public meeting Monday, January 14, 2019, at 10:00 AM at the Pima County Administration Building, 130 West Congress, 1st Floor, in the Board of Supervisor’s Hearing Room.

    Staff will deliver a presentation on the revisions 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.

    Please Note: The meeting has already taken place. To view the presentation, click here
    Mt Lemmon WRF

    The Pima 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.

    On Thursday, November 15, 2018, RWRD and its Advisory Committee held a public meeting at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library to further discuss 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.

    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: