City of Phoenix to hold 4 meetings on proposed water rate increase

Jan 23, 2021, 10:14 AM

(Public Domain Photo)...

(Public Domain Photo)

(Public Domain Photo)

PHOENIX — The city of Phoenix is scheduled to hold four meetings to discuss a proposed water rate increase that will generate $1.7 billion for the city’s Capital Improvement Program.

According to a release by the city of Phoenix, the average single-family residential household will see an increase of $2.40 per month for water services if the measure passes through the city council.

Meetings will take place on Jan. 27 at 6:00 p.m., Feb. 4 at 12:00 p.m., Feb. 11 at 3:00 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 6:00 p.m. The Feb. 18 meeting will be in Spanish.

Money in the city’s Capital Improvement Program is meant to be used toward protecting public health and reducing operational costs for the city’s vast water system which features 7,050 miles of water distribution mains, 540 service area miles and 1,450 essential employees.

The program plans to focus funds on replacement of water pipes and also maintenance of utility treatment plants, pumps, reservoirs and wells.

Seventy-five percent of the program’s funds will be focused on updating the city’s current water infrastructure systems.

Following the four scheduled meetings, the final recommendation is scheduled to be presented to the Phoenix City Council on March 17.

If the measure passes, rate hikes could go into effect by the end of the year.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Bobby Holmes...

Silver Alert canceled for woman last seen in Phoenix

A silver alert has been issued for a woman last seen Tuesday near 35th Street and Pinochet Avenue in Phoenix. 

12 minutes ago

(Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)...

Danny Shapiro

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs pulls remaining director nominations, cites ‘partisan obstructionism’

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs announced Monday she withdrew the remaining director nominees from the Senate confirmation process, saying partisanship had forced her to find other means to fill the roles.

2 hours ago

(Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP, File)...

Jim Sharpe

New border numbers show DC doesn’t care to do the math (because they don’t care)

KTAR host Jim Sharpe believes D.C. needs to do the math to figure out more Border Patrol agents, immigration judges and options are needed to curb rising migrant numbers.

3 hours ago

(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)...

Country singer Cody Johnson coming to Glendale on ‘The Leather Tour’

Country singer Cody Johnson will make a stop in Glendale early next year as part of "The Leather Tour," named after his upcoming album.

5 hours ago

Photos of the Carnegie Medal and Mesa's Jonathon Baez, was selected to receive the prestigious awar...

Kevin Stone

Mesa hero who saved girls from burning apartment gets Carnegie Medal

A Mesa hero who saved two girls from an apartment fire last year was selected to receive a prestigious Carnegie Medal for his act of extraordinary bravery.

6 hours ago

Mugshot of Isaiah King, who is accused of fatally shooting a man in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sept. 21, ...

Arrest made after fatal shooting at west Phoenix apartment complex

A suspect is in custody after a man was shot and killed at a west Phoenix apartment complex last week, authorities said.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Sanderson Ford...

Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford congratulates D-backs’ on drive to great first half of 2023

The Arizona Diamondbacks just completed a red-hot first half of the major league season, and Sanderson Ford wants to send its congratulations to the ballclub.



At Ability360, every day is Independence Day

With 100 different programs and services, more than 1,500 non-medically based home care staff, a world-renowned Sports & Fitness Center and over 15,000 people with disabilities served annually, across all ages and demographics, Ability360 is a nationwide leader in the disability community.


OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center

5 mental health myths you didn’t know were made up

Helping individuals understand mental health diagnoses like obsessive compulsive spectrum disorder or generalized anxiety disorder isn’t always an easy undertaking. After all, our society tends to spread misconceptions about mental health like wildfire. This is why being mindful about how we talk about mental health is so important. We can either perpetuate misinformation about already […]

City of Phoenix to hold 4 meetings on proposed water rate increase