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  • Sewer User Fee Amnesty Program ends June 30

    Jun 29, 2017 | Read More News
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    sewerThe deadline to apply for a one-time Sewer User Fee Amnesty Program, offered by the Pima County Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD), is Friday, June 30. After the deadline, users connected to the sewer system and not paying for services will be responsible for any back bills and additional penalties or other related fees.

    This one-time Amnesty Program will forgive back user fees charges plus related interest, administrative charges, and penalties. The program is open to anyone without a sewer user account who discharges into the Pima County sanitary sewage system. 

    Nearly 400 unauthorized customers have signed up since RWRD began the program earlier this year. However, there’s still a remaining 700 unauthorized users identified who have not contacted RWRD to find out how they could benefit from the program and avoid back bills and penalties. 

    “We urge people to double-check their utility services statement to see if it includes any sewer fees. If there’s no fee and the home or business connects to the sewer system, it likely qualifies for the Amnesty Program,” said Caroline Vargas, RWRD community relations manager.

    Once the Sewer User Fee Amnesty Program ends on June 30, RWRD will back bill any unauthorized sewer system users, per Pima County Code.  

    “Unpaid sewer fees could add up to hundreds of dollars, if not more. We hope residents will take advantage of this offer,” Vargas said.

    For more information on the one-time Amnesty Program or to determine if you qualify, please visit the RWRD website or contact the RWRD Director’s Office at (520) 724-6511.