The fight of the Marana Wastewater Reclamation Facility is finally, and fully, over.
An eroding pipeline that carries more than 10 million gallons of raw sewage per day from Nogales, Sonora, to Arizona is a catastrophe waiting to happen especially as the monsoon season approaches, officials said.
A bypass is necessary to capture sewage in the Nogales Wash to facilitate repairs at the border with Mexico
Work is already underway on Meritage Homes' Los Saguaros community off Dove Mountain Boulevard on the northwest side. On Tuesday, workers from Royce Masonry were building retaining walls along the edge of one of 60 lots.
Pima County won a new state permit that could help ring in a building boom on the northwest side.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a settlement agreement with Marana over an ongoing wastewater dispute in a 4-1 vote Tuesday.
Marana and Pima County are calling a cease-fire in the sewer-takeover conflict.
Marana voters overwhelmingly approved letting the town run its own sewer system Tuesday by about 3 to 1.
Marana voters will help end a years-long dispute between their town and their county over sewage in an all-mail election this month and next.
Tucson and Pima County officials are at an impasse over disputed plans to build a streetcar stop over a major county sewer interceptor.
The on-again, off-again ballot measure to give Marana authority to own and operate a disputed sewer plant is on again.
Pima County and the town of Marana are working on a settlement to a years-long dispute over a sewer plant in north Marana.
Five years of court battles ended Tuesday when the Arizona Supreme Court denied a request from the town of Marana to review a case related to wastewater systems.
After being forced to hand over a $27 million sewer plant to Marana, Pima County has also been forced to make a $700,000 debt payment the Legislature said the town was supposed to assume when it mandated the transfer.
The town of Marana has scrapped plans for a special election to try to strengthen its claim over the Marana Wastewater Reclamation Facility.
For years Pima County officials have struggled with what to do about smelly sewer gas.
The Arizona Court of Appeals decided Thursday that Marana doesn't have legal authority to own or operate the Pima County sewer plant the town seized in January.
Business owners can tell county officials what they think about a plan to change sewer connection fees at a public meeting this week.
Two months after seizing control of a county wastewater facility, the town of Marana has decided to charge users the same rate they paid when they were part of the county's regional system.
State lawmakers' attempts to force Pima County to turn over a
sewer plant to Marana are getting more aggressive.