Miscellaneous Fees - Protected Main and Facility Programs

A cost study is conducted every two years to determine the fees that a benefiting customer will pay for various water installations (metered connections to the water system and hydrants being examples) and other services received. The 2013 study was reviewed by the Citizens’ Water Advisory Committee and recommended for forwarding to the Mayor and Council. On May 21, 2013, following a public hearing, the Mayor and Council approved and adopted the FY 2013 Miscellaneous Fee Study.

Protected Main and Facility Programs Fees, effective July 1, 2013, are listed below:

Protected Main and Facility Programs

Protected Main. The protected main fee is collected by Tucson Water on behalf of the customer who originally paid for a main (protected main). This fee is assessed on the customer who is connecting to the protected main and is based on the lineal foot frontage of that customer's property and of the diameter of the protected main. Cost recovery is limited to 15 years and may not exceed the original cost of the main.

Water facilities other than distribution mains. The protected facilities fee is a unique calculation (for example, the percentage of the connecting customer's estimated total services to the number of services possible to be served by the facility multiplied by the total cost of the facility's construction), so that standard fees cannot be developed.

Protected Main Fee

Pipe Size Current Fee
(per Lin. Ft.)
6 inch $23.00
8 inch $27.48
12 inch $46.42
16 inch $57.73

Protected Main Service Fee

Protected Main. A fee for administering the programs is also charged to the connecting customer.

Current Fee
$63.90 per project

Protected Facilities Service Fee

Protected Facilities. A fee for administering the programs is also charged to the connecting customer.

Current Fee
$63.90 per project

For more information or questions about fees, call 791-5164.

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