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  • Wastewater Advisory Committee to discuss commercial rates

    Oct 12, 2017 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) and its Advisory Committee (RWRAC) will hold a meeting to inform the public about a proposal to increase the Commercial Billing Class rate. The public meeting will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department Conference Room located at 3500 W. River Road, Tucson AZ, 85741.

    Departmental sampling over the past several years has confirmed a higher cost of service for the Commercial Billing Class when compared to the Residential Billing Class. This information is outlined in the Raftelis Financial Consultants Rate Structure Study which can be viewed by calling the Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department at (520) 724-6500, or at 201 N. Stone Ave, 8th Floor, Tucson, AZ, 85701.

    The Commercial Billing Class includes customers primarily engaged in wholesale or retail, communication, finance, insurance, and any other non-residential service not identified as an Industrial Billing Class as outlined in Pima County Code, 13.24, Sanitary Sewer User Fees. The increase may be a phased implementation in smaller increments over a period of time, or a one-time sixteen percent (16%) increase.

    For more information about the proposed Commercial Billing Class rate increase, RWRD officials encourage the community to attend the public meeting. Members of the public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposal. Those who cannot attend in person may review the proposed rate increase online at www.pima.gov/wastewaterreclamation.

    The decision to increase RWRD’s Commercial Billing Class may be considered by the Pima County Board of Supervisors on or after November 7, 2017.

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