In order to generate an additional $13 million of revenue to cover operations for the upcoming fiscal year, Tucson Water has proposed two possible rate increases.
These proposals will be the main topic at a series of town hall meetings in May.
Fernando Molina from Tucson Water said the rate increase proposals will be submitted to the Tucson City Council, which will set rates in June. But before that happens, the town hall meeting will open the process up to the public.
“This part really is to allow for public input, but also for us to educate about what we’re doing, and the process we’ve gone through and how it will affect everybody," he said.
Both proposals would add about $3 to the average customer's monthly water bill.
Tucson Water serves more than 700,000 people in the region. The town hall meetings will cover the cost of delivery and services, infrastructure, technology and future water sources.
Wednesday, May 7, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. William Clements Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr.
Tuesday, May 13, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. El Rio Neighborhood Center, Multi-Purpose Room 2, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.
Wednesday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tucson Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 900 S. Randolph Way
Thursday, May 15, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Quincie Douglas Branch Library, Large Meeting Room, 1585 E. 36th St