Metro Water District

RTA/County Road Projects & the District

RTA / County Road Projects – With the 2006 voter approved Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) funding for Pima County wide road improvements, the District was required to address a large number of road widening projects within its service area starting in 2008. These road projects require all utilities to relocate their facilities in conflict with the new road improvements.

Pima County decided to accelerate the RTA funded road projects to take advantage of the lower construction cost. Five RTA / County funded projects were scheduled by Pima County within the District between 2011 and 2013. On January 12, 2011, the District sold $6.63 million of Water Revenue Bonds for construction of these five remaining RTA waterline relocation projects in the District boundaries.  With the last debt service payment is due on January 1, 2021, for these bonds.

Waterline Relocation Fee – The Board established a monthly waterline relocation fee that would apply to all customers as a way to fund waterline relocation efforts associated with the RTA road projects. The fee generates revenue to cover the annual debt payments on these revenue bonds. The Board of Directors voted unanimously on February 8, 2016 to reaffirm the RTA Fee will sunset at the end of 2020. RTA projects necessitating relocation of water facilities after that date will be revenue-funded in order to ensure the commitment to District residents to sunset this fee at the end of 2020.



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