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Plan would increase rates three percent this year and next. 

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County staff asked to outline the consequences of a smaller rate hike

The Santa Cruz River is flowing vigorously near West Ina Road and for miles to the northwest even as Tucson withers in triple-digit heat.

  • By Jackson Jenkins Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Government often accomplishes herculean tasks with little recognition.

The Marana Utilities Department plans to increase water rates by 26 percent over four years and hike wastewater rates by 9 percent this year.

Frank Gall  has had a dirty job for the last 30 years.

  • Rosie Romero

Each year, thousands of Arizona residents email or call our radio show with questions about everything from preventing fires in their chimneys…

  • Perla Trevizo Arizona Daily Star

An eroding pipeline that carries more than 10 million gallons of raw sewage per day from Nogales, Sonora, to Arizona is a catastrophe waiting …


A bypass is necessary to capture sewage in the Nogales Wash to facilitate repairs at the border with Mexico

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

Pima County won a new state permit that could help ring in a building boom on the northwest side.


Work is already underway on Meritage Homes' Los Saguaros community off Dove Mountain Boulevard on the northwest side. On Tuesday, workers from…

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a settlement agreement with Marana over an ongoing wastewater dispute in a 4-1 vote Tuesday.

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

Marana and Pima County are calling a cease-fire in the sewer-takeover conflict.

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

Marana voters will help end a years-long dispute between their town and their county over sewage in an all-mail election this month and next.

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

The on-again, off-again ballot measure to give Marana authority to own and operate a disputed sewer plant is on again.

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

Pima County and the town of Marana are working on a settlement to a years-long dispute over a sewer plant in north Marana.

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

Five years of court battles ended Tuesday when the Arizona Supreme Court denied a request from the town of Marana to review a case related to …

  • Gerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star

The town of Marana has scrapped plans for a special election to try to strengthen its claim over the Marana Wastewater Reclamation Facility.

  • Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star

For years Pima County officials have struggled with what to do about smelly sewer gas.