Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-355 Small Water Systems Fund; Definition

49-355. Small water systems fund; definition

A. The small water systems fund is established in the department of environmental quality. On designation of the director of environmental quality, the fund may be administered by the water infrastructure finance authority of Arizona. The fund consists of monies appropriated by the legislature. Monies in the fund are exempt from lapsing under section 35-190. Interest earned on monies in the fund shall be credited to the fund.

B. Monies from the small water systems fund shall be used to provide emergency grants to interim operators or interim managers of small water systems that are appointed by the Arizona corporation commission to repair or replace water infrastructure.

C. On recommendation of the Arizona corporation commission the water infrastructure finance authority of Arizona may approve a grant from the fund to an interim operator or an interim manager of a small water system pursuant to this section only if the operator or manager demonstrates that it requires immediate financial assistance to replace, make repairs to or to rehabilitate the public water system infrastructure that is operated by the interim operator or manager in order to correct or avoid an interruption in water service.

D. For the purposes of this section, " small water system" means a public water system that serves five hundred or fewer connections.

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