At the same time, the City Council just approved up to $2.5 million per year to subsidize the cost of public water infrastructure for new businesses that open on the SE side of Tucson, if they are more water efficient than current businesses.
"What troubles me about Tucson Water's rate proposal is the way they want to collect the money They're proposing to take more with unavoidable service charges and less with sales charges. This goes against research, done in Tucson, which shows double the conservation with charges on sales. Tucson can't afford to reduce conservation incentives in a drought, with use increasing. Since 2011, service charges are already up 80 percent, and by 2022 they'll be up 157 percent. This is choking the conservation incentive for users in the lowest block — 60 percent of residential sales. Tell city council not to raise service charges, its hurting customers and conservation!" - Mark Day, MS Economics and Policy, MBA Market Research
* Thursday, March 29 at El Pueblo Activity Center, 101 W. Irvington Rd.
* Thursday, April 5, at Miller-Golf Links Library Meeting Room, 9640 E. Golf Links Rd.
* Tuesday, April 10, at Tucson Parks and Recreation Meeting Room, 900 S. Randolph Way
FYI: Some expenses related to CAP water:
In 2017 money was set aside for recovery infrastructure, CAP recharge and recovery system.