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Water Policy

City may ease water limits for developers

The Tucson City Council will consider today whether to allow water to be extended to the suburbs for new developments that bring good-paying jobs.

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Water-service request to city gets county OK

County supervisors will ask the city to change Tucson Water's service policy to allow stalled building projects to move forward.

September 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Water issue boils anew in Sierra Vista

Water issue boils anew in Sierra Vista

In the name of keeping the San Pedro River alive, the federal government is trying to stop Arizona from certifying that a planned Sierra Vista development has enough water for 100 years.

April 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

House revives bill requiring Tucson to give water to planned development

A bill requiring Tucson to deliver water to the proposed Painted Hills development in the Tucson Mountains got a last-minute reprieve in the state House Wednesday.

March 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Best of Sunday: Outsized water bills hit local users hard

Best of Sunday: Outsized water bills hit local users hard

Last March, Joseph Kane opened his water bill to see that he owed Tucson Water $3,364 and some cents. He had used, the water department said, some 222,904 gallons of water. His normal usage is somewhere around 8,000 gallons.

March 04, 2012 12:02 am Photos

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Outsizedwater bills hit local users hard

Outsizedwater bills hit local users hard

Margie Machado, with her $1,638 water bill, says she was so stressed by the huge charge that she experienced an anxiety attack.

March 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Outsizedwater bills hit local users hard

Outsizedwater bills hit local users hard

With her $1,600 water bill in hand, west-side resident Dolores Kruger stands in her sparse front yard, which has little vegetation. A handyman and landscaper could find nothing significant that would explain high water use.

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Outsizedwater bills hit local users hard

Outsizedwater bills hit local users hard

Miriam Klaiman, with a $1,026 bill, appealed the charge but lost. She's now paying $80 extra per month.

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