Buckeye sued over sewer construction standards on massive Teravalis development

November 11, 2023

A sewer pipe manufacturer has sued Buckeye over allowing the developer of the largest master-planned community in Arizona to use a different material, alleging the city broke its own laws by granting an exception for the project.

At issue in the case is whether city building codes mandate clay sewer pipes or allow for durable heavy-duty plastic ABS or PVC lines, and whether the city cut corners to give a powerful developer a special break.

Phoenix-based Building Products Company LLC, a clay pipe manufacturer, brought the suit against Buckeye, which was heard in Maricopa County Superior Court early this month.

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