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Miscellaneous Fees – Water Service

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.

Water Service Fees, effective July 1, 2013, are listed below:
 

Water Service Fees

Main Extensions for Water Service


Service Current Fee
Main Extension Contractor Cost Plus $317.00 Administrative Fee

Non-Metered Installations


Service Current Fee
Service Connection for Fire Protection Contractor Cost Plus $317.00 Administrative Fee
Fire Hydrant Contractor Cost Plus $317.00 Administrative Fee

Water Meter Installation Expose and Uncover Fee

Fee, in addition to water meter installation fee, to expose and uncover service line connected to the water main.

Current Fee
$246.28

New Service Installation Cancelation Fee

Customer requested cancelation of service installation.

Current Fee
$25.56

Disconnect Well Waiver

In January 2006, Arizona State laws relating to drilling private wells (maximum production of 35 gallons per minute, known as an exempt well) were changed to place certain limitations on drilling private wells within the State's Active Management Areas. The revised law included four exceptions. Exception four was initially misinterpreted to allow an existing customer to disconnect from the water system and drill a well. The Disconnect Well Waiver fee was developed in response to that error in interpretation. Through discussions with the Arizona Department of Water Resources, the State's regulatory agency for well drilling, clarification of the revised laws was issued in April 2007. Tucson Water has implemented a policy to deny requests to disconnect from the water system and drill a private well. Because of this, the disconnection fee has been removed.

Current Fee
REMOVED

Fire Protection Isolation Service

Customer requested isolation of fire protection service.

Current Fee
$131.27

Water Service Turn-on Charge

Account activation fee for new customer at an existing location.

Current Fee
$22.69

Fire Protection (Sprinkler Service)
Initiate Service Fee

Account activation fee for new customer at an existing location for fire protection service.

Current Fee
$5.40

Delinquent Service Charge: Customer Notice

Courtesy notice delivered via United States Postal Service (regular mail) to property alerting customer of payment due date to avoid termination of water service.

Current Fee
$11.25

Delinquent Service Charge: Water Meter Lock

Meter locked for non-payment of water bill.

Current Fee
$55.52

Tampering Fee: Turning on water without authority


Current Fee
$101.48

Returned Check (Insufficient Funds) Service Charge


Current Fee
$28.00

Backflow Prevention Permit

Inspection of backflow assembly whose installation has been authorized by permit.

Current Fee
$76.51

Forty-Five (45) Day Compliance Notice:
Potable and Reclaim Service

Site visit after customer has failed to correct backflow or reclaimed meter-related deficiencies for which they have received prior written notice. The purpose of the visit is to resolve issues face-to-face and assure that the customer understands that he or she has forty five (45) days following the visit to correct deficiencies or water service will be terminated.

Current Fee
$76.51

Backflow Compliance Fee:
Potable and Reclaim Service

If the customer fails to correct backflow or reclaimed deficiencies after the forty-five (45) compliance notice, a site visit is made to discontinue water service. This fee recovers the cost of the field visit.

Current Fee
$76.51

Annual Backflow Certification/Gauge Tesing Fee


Current Fee
$16.14

Reclaimed Sign Replacement Fee

Assessed for replacement of a Reclaimed Water sign.

Current Fee
$48.29

Ball Valve Installation at Customer’s Request

A ball valve allows customer to turn off water on customer side of meter

Meter Size Current Fee
5/8 inch $33.16
3/4 inch $33.16
1 inch $70.67
1-1/2 inch $123.85
2 inch $192.18

Meter Relocation up to 10 Feet at Customer’s Request


Meter Size Current Fee
5/8 inch $608.39
3/4 inch $608.39
1 inch $665.44
1-1/2 inch $898.42
2 inch $1,071.60

Meter Relocation from 11 Feet to 20 Feet at Customer’s Request


Meter Size Current Fee
5/8 inch $754.93
3/4 inch $754.93
1 inch $819.67
1-1/2 inch $1,109.34
2 inch $1,328.94

Meter Accuracy Test at Customer’s Request

Accuracy test (at customer's request) of a meter permanently connected to the water system.

Current Fee
$111.37

Meter Accuracy Test for Privately Owned Meter

Annual test performed on privately owned meters (water truck mounted).

Current Fee
$65.21

Deposit: Contractor use of Tucson Water Construction Water Meter


Current Fee
$1,762.00

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

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