ADEQ seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million from Johnson Utilities

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office on May 22 filed a civil case in Arizona Superior Court against Johnson Utilities LLC seeking penalties and injunctive relief in excess of $100 million. “This case is about bringing relief to the San Tan Community from the negative impacts to residents, businesses […]

Arizona Corporation Commission discusses Johnson Utilities rates, meters

The Arizona Corporation Commissioner on May 22 voted to reopen a previous decision relating to Johnson Utilities, prompted by a request by fellow Commissioner Justin Olson to consider an amendment to revisit Johnson Utilities’ rates. Earlier this month, Commissioner Olson asked his fellow commissioners to “consider ordering the company to file a new rate case […]

Town Hall for Johnson Utilities wastewater customers May 23 in San Tan Valley

A town hall meeting has been scheduled to hear from residents of San Tan Valley regarding Johnson Utilities LLC on its wastewater treatment plant and related items. The town hall starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Central Arizona College, San Tan Valley Campus, 3736 E. Bella Vista Rod. The purpose of the […]

Arizona Corporation Commission updated on Johnson Utilities, Queen Creek interconnection agreement

The Arizona Corporation Commission on April 23 discussed and voted on various water, electric, railroad and securities agenda items and received an update from EPCOR Water Arizona Inc., the interim manager of Johnson Utilities LLC in San Tan Valley. “Representatives from EPCOR provided details on its finance, human resources and operations efforts to restore reliable […]

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 […]