Questions about service? Contact Southwest Utility Management at (520) 624-1460|


Can the Water District levy taxes?

2021-09-29T00:39:04+00:00September 29th, 2021|

Yes, but as a Water District, we are selling a commodity on a non-profit basis. There is no reason to create a property tax to boost income. If the District needs money for increased expenses or a major improvement, the District will adjust the water rates accordingly. All Board

Do water users have a say in the rate-setting process?

2021-09-29T00:38:00+00:00September 29th, 2021|

Yes. Rate proposals are reviewed during a hearing called for a review of a rate adjustment. Water users can voice their concerns or opinions during this hearing. The BRDWID Board discusses and considers any rate adjustments. If the Board approves any rate changes, it must share the changes with

How often will rates increase under the newly formed Water District?

2021-09-29T00:36:08+00:00September 29th, 2021|

With Board approval, the rates will initially be increased with the purchase and transfer of SWC to BRDWID. Future rate increases would be predicated on expenses. In the first year, BRDWID will be working on longer term strategies and plans for the water system while taking advantage of any

Did a CPA audit the books of Starlight Water?

2021-09-29T00:33:26+00:00August 20th, 2019|

The steering committee group reviewed the books and ledgers of Starlight Water Company (SWC). One of those reviewers was an accountant and did not notice any red flags. SWC has been very open with us and has answered all questions we asked.