The Seven Ranches Domestic Water Improvement District would be taken over by the city if a draft Intergovernmental Agreement is finalized. The takeover by the city would improve service and safety and enhance property values. [City of Maricopa]
By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa
The City of Maricopa and Seven Ranches Domestic Water District are reviewing the details of a draft agreement that would have the city assume control of the district.
The agreement, in the works for months, calls for the city to take over the district. It would contract with Global Water to operate and maintain the system.
The district is composed of about 275 acres south of Honeycutt Road between Porter and White and Parker roads. It includes the Circle K store, Sequoia Pathway Academy, the Arizona Storage Co., and the U.S. Postal Service annex.
City Manager Rick Horst said in April that if a deal was reached, the city would evaluate district infrastructure and operations and recommend necessary improvements to be made at city expense. To ensure public health and safety, the city will assess and likely upgrade fire flow and suppression systems. Property owners in the Seven Ranches would see other benefits, including the installation of sewers to replace existing septic systems.