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Santa Cruz River flows and now has fish

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.

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Jackson Jenkins: When you flush, say a little thank-you for our water projects

Jackson Jenkins: When you flush, say a little thank-you for our water projects

Government often accomplishes herculean tasks with little recognition.

February 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Marana proposes water rate increases

Marana proposes water rate increases

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

January 16, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Sewer plant fights flood of wipes

Sewer plant fights flood of wipes

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

October 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Where Is That Odor of Sewer Gas Coming From?

Each year, thousands of Arizona residents email or call our radio show with questions about everything from preventing fires in their chimneys to getting rid of tree roots in their sewer systems. Our goal is to provide answers that suit the specific lifestyle wherever someone lives in Arizon…

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Eroding Sonoran sewer line called a major accident waiting to happen

Eroding Sonoran sewer line called a major accident waiting to happen

An eroding pipeline that carries more than 10 million gallons of raw sewage per day from Nogales, Sonora, to Arizona is a catastrophe waiting to happen especially as the monsoon season approaches, officials said.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Eroding Sonoran pipeline called an accident waiting to happen

Eroding Sonoran pipeline called an accident waiting to happen

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

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New Arizona permit may stoke housing boom in Marana

New Arizona permit may stoke housing boom in Marana

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

May 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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New AZ permit may stoke housing boom on NW side

New AZ permit may stoke housing boom on NW side

Work is already underway on Meritage Homes' Los Saguaros community off Dove Mountain Boulevard on the northwest side. On Tuesday, workers from Royce Masonry were building retaining walls along the edge of one of 60 lots.

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Pima County OKs deal to sell sewer plant to Marana

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

April 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sewer fight soon to be water under the bridge

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

March 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Vote to decide ownership of sewage plant

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.

February 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Marana voters will decide sewer question March 12

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

December 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

County extends 2 offers to settle Marana dispute

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

December 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Marana loses court fight over wastewater plant

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 wastewater systems.

December 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Sewer plant special vote is canceled by Marana

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

July 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Biogas may power county cars

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

July 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Marana seeks voter OK on wastewater facility

Marana residents will be asked to authorize the town's acquisition of the Marana Wastewater Reclamation Facility when they go to the polls for the general election in November.

June 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Marana's seizure of sewage plant owned by county is ruled invalid

The Arizona Court of Appeals decided Thursday that Marana doesn't have legal authority to own or operate the Pima County sewer plant the town seized in January.

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Homebuilders may see burden eased on water hookups in Pima County

Business owners can tell county officials what they think about a plan to change sewer connection fees at a public meeting this week.

April 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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