Marana votes for wastewater resolution - Tucson News Now

Marana votes for wastewater resolution

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Marana Wastewater dispute is coming to a close.

According to the Pima County Communications Office, town officials accepted the Pima County Board of Supervisors' settle offer of $18.2 million for the Marana Wastewater Reclamation Facility. North Marana will have a designated management area while the County will retain sewer service.

"Given our longstanding experience with running a regional system, we know that running a sewer plant is a significant undertaking, but Pima County is pleased to support the town in its efforts and offers our expertise and assistance as the town proceeds," Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said.

Town voters agreed to acquire the wastewater treatment business and the settlement was contingent upon Marana working to repeal legislation to acquire the plant at less than fair market value.

"We're pleased to have certainty on whether the town has the legal ability to operate the plant," Huckleberry said. "We look forward to working with Marana in ensuring the economic vibrancy of this entire region."

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