Maricopa eyes water line to spur development

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents APEX Motor Club.)

By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa (Image by analogicus )

The city has proposed construction of a major water line originating south of town and traveling west around the Ak-Chin Indian Community and north to State Route 238.

Much of the project would be outside of city limits, but within the Maricopa Planning Area. The water line would cross SR238 into the city near Ralston Road to provide water at the APEX Motor Club. Ralston Road runs uninterrupted from SR238 to south of Ak-Chin.

The project could spur significant development in unincorporated Pinal County west of the city.

As proposed, the line would start at Global Water’s soon-to-be-resurrected Southwest Water Treatment Plant, built in the mid-2000s at the Rancho Mirage subdivision. At the time, residential development was anticipated south of Ak-Chin lands. When Global Water agreed to provide service, the Arizona Corporation Commission required it to build the $32.8 million plant, but development in the area was sunk during the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008.