Tucson to expand water service area

The Tucson City Council voted unanimously to approve changes to the policy for providing water service outside the city limits. The new policy will give priority to developers who invest $5 million in new or expanded facilities.

The move was made to lure rural areas eventually into the City.

The City previously limited who was eligible for a water line extension. The new policy expands the service area. The policy will also establish a review board to hear appeals over Tucson Water denials.