Metro Water District

Reference Information

Development Fees
Standard AutoCAD drawings
Plan Review Checklist
Metro Water Impact Fee Resolutions
Miscellaneous Permit Requirements
Capping and Well Abandonment Policy

Development Fees 
The Development Fees page includes all fees associated with plan review, permitting, and water connection for private development projects.

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Standard AutoCAD Drawings
Metro Water has standard cover and plan sheets for creation of water improvement plans for development within the District.

Standard Cover and Plan Sheets (AutoCAD 2000 format)
(A Google folder window will open for download)

If there are any questions regarding the above CAD files, or you need them provided to you in an alternate version, please contact the Development Supervisor, Timothy Dinkel.

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Plan Review Checklist
During plan review, items from the Plan Review Checklist are used as the basis of review comments (where applicable), and a copy is returned to the engineer. Addressing as many checklist items that apply prior to review may lessen the number of submittals necessary to gain approval.

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Metro Water Impact Fee Resolutions
Two fire flow impact corridors exist to recover costs from undeveloped property due to infrastructure installed by the Metro Water for adequate fire protection. The impact fees are assessed based on the gross acreage of the development site and the type of development (single family, multi-family, or commercial), and are typically due at the time of the water construction permit.

La Cholla Fire Flow Impact Corridor (Metro Water Resolution 1994-8)
Cortaro Farms Fire Flow Impact Corridor (Metro Water Resolution 1996-6)

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Miscellaneous Permit Requirements

For minor construction that does not require a water plan, such as new commercial water service or fire service connection, the following are requirements for obtaining a miscellaneous water construction permit.

Miscellaneous Water Construction Permit Requirements

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Capping and Well Abandonment Policy
Open or improperly abandoned wells can serve as a conduit for surface water runoff containing unwanted toxins or pollutants directly to the groundwater supply. This is especially critical with new development in the proximity of public supply wells. Existing state rules mandate registered and unregistered wells located in an area that will be impacted by new development be properly capped or abandoned to protect groundwater quality and public health. The purpose of the following guidance manual is to assist developers and well owners with simple procedures to cap or abandon wells within the Metro Water District.

Capping and Well Abandonment Policy
Capping and Well Abandonment Policy Attachments

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