Johnson Utilities topic of executive session items before Queen Creek council

Arizona Corporation Commission actions related to Johnson Utilities are to be discussed by the Queen Creek Town Council behind closed doors, according to an agenda for the April 17 meeting. The executive session, not open to the public, is to be in the Ironwood Conference Room in the Community Chambers Building, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. […]

Town of Queen Creek offering water to Johnson Utilities for San Tan Valley service area

The Town of Queen Creek has been working with the Arizona Corporation Commission and the interim manager for Johnson Utilities, EPCOR, to offer assistance for a potential water shortage this summer in the Johnson Utilities service area in San Tan Valley. Over the past several months, the town has worked with EPCOR on an interconnect […]

ADEQ: Unpermitted discharge of treated water from reclamation plant into Queen Creek wash has stopped

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has confirmed the unpermitted discharge of recycled water from Johnson Utilities’ Pecan Water Reclamation Plant into Queen Creek wash in the San Tan Valley area has stopped. EPCOR first notified ADEQ of the imminent discharge on Feb. 20, according to a release. The unpermitted discharge of recycled water was […]

ADEQ: Potential for unpermitted discharge of treated water from Pecan Water Reclamation Plant into Queen Creek wash

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality was notified by EPCOR on Feb. 20 that an unpermitted discharge of treated effluent may be necessary from the Pecan Water Reclamation Plant into Queen Creek wash. The Pecan Water Reclamation Plant is at 38539 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley. EPCOR was appointed by the Arizona Corporation […]

Unpermitted discharge of treated water into Queen Creek Wash has stopped, ADEQ says

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued a water quality advisory on Jan. 11 for the unpermitted discharge of recycled water from Johnson Utilities’ Pecan Water Reclamation Plant into Queen Creek Wash in the San Tan Valley area. EPCOR notified ADEQ that the discharge has stopped and this advisory is no longer in effect, ADEQ […]

Unpermitted discharge of treated water into Queen Creek reported in San Tan Valley, ADEQ says

[Update: On Jan. 15, ADEQ said in a release, “There is no impact to Johnson Utilities’ drinking water systems and there has not been a release of untreated sewage into the environment.” Also, “EPCOR notified ADEQ of a spill of treated recycled water on Jan. 6 and an impending controlled release on Jan. 7. ADEQ […]

Queen Creek council executive session Jan. 16 includes utility agreement with Johnson Utilities

A potential utility interconnection agreement with EPCOR as interim manager of Johnson Utilities Co. is a topic on the six-item, closed-door executive session agenda for the Jan. 16 Queen Creek Town Council meeting. The meeting, which is not open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ironwood Conference Room in the Community […]

Queen Creek requests the ACC to amend Johnson Utilities’ convenience certificate

The Town of Queen Creek recently filed two applications with the Arizona Corporation Commission requesting an amendment to the Certificate of Convenience and Necessity granted to Johnson Utilities for wastewater services. The applications request the removal of three areas of undeveloped land, all within the Town of Queen Creek’s water service area, according to a […]

Epcor Water moves to take over as interim manager at Johnson Utilities

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the vote for the Arizona Corporation Commission. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. At a July 26 hearing, with a vote of 4-0, the Arizona Corporation Commission voted to approve an interim manager to temporarily take over operations of Johnson Utilities, which […]

Pfeifer: Temporary management change at Johnson Utilities long overdue

It’s no secret that Johnson Utilities has serious problems that point directly to poor management practices. Some have questioned a decision to appoint EPCOR as the interim new managers of Johnson Utilities.  In my opinion this decision is not only smart but could be the only way Johnson Utility customers can get the quality of […]