On November 5, 2019, the Buckeye City Council approved a request from staff to move forward with a Notice of Intent to create a new proposed repair and replacement fee and submit a loan application to help pay for the necessary repairs and replacement of the city's aging water infrastructure.
If approved, the loan provided through the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA), will assist with funding the repair and replacement of water lines, wells, reservoirs, valves and other infrastructure associated with the Broadway Road Water Campus project.
Updated equipment will use the newest technology in the industry, which will greatly improve water quality.
WIFA issues loans at a lower interest rate than traditional municipal loans, saving the city millions of dollars over the life of the loan.
To provide additional financial stability to secure the WIFA loan, the city is proposing a monthly $3.05 repair and replacement fee for every metered water customer, beginning in February 2020.
Water drives economic development and the future of Buckeye depends on reliable water service to attract employers, retail shops, restaurants and other amenities our residents deserve.
To learn more about the proposed flat fee, please join us at one of the public meetings:
Water Resources Public Meeting
Tuesday, December 10 at 5 p.m.
West-MEC, 500 N. Verrado Way
City Council Public Hearing
Tuesday, January 7 at 6 p.m.
City Hall, 530 E. Monroe Ave.
If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, please leave your comments in the form below: