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What is your position on the proposal to increase water rates to Tucson Water customers in unincorporated Pima County?

2238 responses


How would you rate your level of support or opposition to the proposal to increase water rates to Tucson Water customers in unincorporated Pima County?

Response Percent Response Count
Very Opposed 82.4% 1,845
Somewhat Opposed 5.7% 128
Neutral 0.8% 18
Somewhat Supportive 2.4% 54
Very Supportive 7.2% 161
I don't have enough information to decide. 1.4% 32

If the rates are increased, how would you prioritize the use of additional revenues by Tucson Water? Place the following items in order of priority:

Average priorities over 2238 responses
  1. Describe the significance of this item

    Fund infrastructure rehabilitation and replacement, and improve service levels in unincorporated areas.
  2. Learn more about the existing green stormwater infrastructure program at tucsonaz.gov/gsi

    Fund additional green stormwater infrastructure throughout the Tucson Water service area
  3. Describe the significance of this item

    Pay down utility debt .
  4. Describe the significance of this item

    Fund low-income assistance program offered to all Tucson Water customers .
  5. This will support the Tucson Million Trees goal 

    Fund a “Tree-bate” program to provide rebates to customers who purchase and plant desert-adapted trees
  6. Describe the significance of this item

    Other
  7. The program provides grants and loans to install water harvesting systems.

    Increase funding for Tucson Water's low-income rainwater harvesting program
  8. Describe the significance of this item

    Cancel existing water delinquency debt for families enrolled in Tucson Water's low-income program

If you selected "Other" as one of your top 3 priorities please, indicate what you would prioritize with the additional funds.

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566
Skipped
1,672

Do you have any additional comments?

Answered
1,211
Skipped
1,027

Do you (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Live in the greater Tucson area 74.2% 1,656
Live in the City of Tucson 14.6% 325
Work in Tucson 36.8% 821
Visit Tucson 18.4% 411
Own property in Tucson 41.6% 928
Own a business in Tucson 9.7% 216
Rent in Tucson 3.8% 84
Go to school in Tucson 5.6% 125
Serve on City Council, Board, Commission, or city staff 0.9% 21
Other 10.3% 231

What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
15-19 0.2% 4
20-24 0.5% 11
25-34 6.2% 139
35-44 17.3% 387
45-54 16.3% 363
55-59 10.6% 236
60-64 11.3% 252
65-74 28.9% 646
75-84 8.2% 184
85 and over 0.4% 10

With which racial and ethnic group do you identify? (select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.3% 30
Asian or Asian American 2.2% 48
Black or African American 1.3% 30
Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin 9.5% 211
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 12
White or Caucasian 60.0% 1,339
Other 5.2% 117
Prefer not to disclose 25.5% 570

How do you describe your gender identity?

Response Percent Response Count
Female 46.7% 1,042
Male 33.6% 750
Non-binary 0.4% 9
Genderqueer 0.1% 3
Agender 0.1% 2
Other 2.5% 56
Prefer not to disclose 16.6% 370

What is your zip or postal code?

Response Percent Response Count
85321 0.1% 2
85341 0.3% 6
85601 0.0% 1
85602 0.1% 2
85611 0.2% 4
85614 0.5% 11
85619 0.1% 2
85622 0.2% 4
85629 0.1% 2
85633 0.0% 1
85637 0.0% 1
85641 6.3% 140
85645 0.2% 4
85653 1.3% 30
85658 0.4% 8
85701 0.9% 19
85704 4.6% 102
85705 1.5% 33
85706 0.3% 7
85707 0.0% 1
85708 0.0% 1
85710 1.4% 32
85711 2.2% 50
85712 0.8% 17
85713 2.3% 51
85714 0.2% 5
85715 2.5% 56
85716 2.2% 48
85718 16.0% 358
85719 1.0% 23
85726 0.0% 1
85730 1.7% 38
85735 2.9% 65
85736 2.2% 48
85737 0.2% 4
85739 0.1% 2
85741 2.3% 51
85742 2.6% 57
85743 2.2% 48
85745 5.7% 128
85746 2.2% 48
85747 0.9% 19
85748 1.5% 33
85749 14.8% 330
85750 12.4% 276
85755 0.2% 4
85756 0.7% 15
85757 1.4% 31
Other 0.6% 14

What is the highest degree or level of school that you have completed?

Response Percent Response Count
Less than high school 0.1% 3
High school or GED 2.6% 59
Trade School/Certification Program 2.4% 54
Some college, no degree 10.9% 243
Associate degree 6.8% 151
Bachelor's degree 30.7% 686
Advanced degree beyond a bachelor’s degree 38.4% 857
Prefer not to say 8.0% 179
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May 7, 2021, 4:48 PM
  • How would you rate your level of support or opposition to the proposal to increase water rates to Tucson Water customers in unincorporated Pima County?
    • Very Supportive
  • If the rates are increased, how would you prioritize the use of additional revenues by Tucson Water? Place the following items in order of priority:
    1. Describe the significance of this item

      Fund low-income assistance program offered to all Tucson Water customers .
  • If you selected "Other" as one of your top 3 priorities please, indicate what you would prioritize with the additional funds.
    No response.
  • Do you have any additional comments?

    Unincorporated users use a disproportionate amount of water, and it costs a lot more to get it to them! As a Pima County resident who is very careful about her water usage and constantly strives to save water, I am TIRED of subsidizing others who are less careful with their water use AND who don't pay anything close to the taxes I do.

  • Do you (check all that apply)
    • Live in the City of Tucson
    • Work in Tucson
    • Own property in Tucson
  • What is your age?
    • 45-54
  • With which racial and ethnic group do you identify? (select all that apply)
    • Asian or Asian American
    • Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin
    • White or Caucasian
  • How do you describe your gender identity?
    • Female
  • What is your zip or postal code?
    • 85716
  • What is the highest degree or level of school that you have completed?
    • Bachelor's degree
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The program provides grants and loans to install water harvesting systems.

Describe the significance of this item

This will support the Tucson Million Trees goal 

Learn more about the existing green stormwater infrastructure program at tucsonaz.gov/gsi

Describe the significance of this item

Describe the significance of this item

Describe the significance of this item

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