Differential Water Rates


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On April 6, 2021, the Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson gave notice of their intention to implement a differential rate structure for Tucson Water customers located in unincorporated Pima County.


A public hearing will be held at the meeting of the Mayor and Council on June 8, 2021.

Proposed Rates - Presentation

Click the image above to view a narrated presentation on the water rates proposal. To view or download a pdf of the presentation, click here.

Proposed Rates

Click the image above to view the differential rate options presented by City staff for consideration by Mayor and Council.

Survey Available

Survey results will be presented to the Mayor and Council for their consideration.


The survey is now available through June 8, 2021.


English: Differential Rates Discussion

Español: Discusión de tasas diferenciales

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Link: Frequently Asked Questions about Differential Water Rates


To view the report provided to Mayor and Council on the water rates proposal, click here.


Text of the Legal Action Report of the Mayor and Council Regular Meeting of April 6, 2021:


"Resolution No. 23321


It was moved by Council Member Fimbres, duly seconded, and PASSED by a roll call vote of 7 to 0, to pass and adopt Resolution 23321 approving the publication of the Notice of Intent and schedule a Public Hearing for June 8, 2021, and direct staff to file all necessary documents with the City Clerk and all of their actions to allow the Mayor and Council to consider differential rates up to but not exceeding 50%. It was further moved that the Mayor and Council affirm that the City’s Water Service Area protects their water supply and is vital to its sustainability."


3/30/2021 Citizens' Water Advisory Committee Memorandum Re: Differential Rates


5/10/2021 Pima County Administrator Memorandum Re: City of Tucson Water Policy Related to Differential Water Rates


12/10/2007 Memorandum "Area Within Which Tucson Water is Obligated to Serve"


12/11/2007 Memorandum "Whether City of Tucson's CAP Subcontract Creates an Obligation to Serve"

Town Hall Meeting May 12, 2021

Click on the image above to view a recording of the Town Hall Meeting held on May 12. To read the saved Chat from the event, click here.

Town Hall Meeting May 25, 2021

Click on the image above to view a recording of the Town Hall Meeting held on May 25. To read the saved Chat from the event, click here.