Groundwater-replenishment costs lowering for many Queen Creek property tax bills

Beginning in fiscal year 2020-21, Queen Creek water customers who were paying $721 an acre-foot for groundwater-replenishment costs in their property-tax bills will be paying approximately $300 an acre-foot. An acre-foot is a common measurement for water and is 325,851 gallons — or enough water to cover an acre of land, about the size of […]

Groundwater credits policy revised by Queen Creek Town Council

A policy on the application of groundwater credits to subdivisions enrolled in the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District has been revised by the Queen Creek Town Council. The council voted unanimously March 20 to approve the item in a resolution. Council members Jake Hoffman and Julia Wheatley voted by phone. As required under the Arizona […]

Spring brings beautiful weather, events to Queen Creek

March is a busy month for the Town of Queen Creek with a variety of events and activities happening throughout the community. They include: Free ABCs of landscape watering workshop, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 16, in Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road: Learn important tips for landscape watering to help save money and resources. […]

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: 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 […]

Baxley-Gores: Water conservation needs to be a priority in Queen Creek

As an Arizona native, I recognize the importance of water conservation in our great state.  In our household, we make every attempt to conserve water as much as possible and where practical. Unfortunately, I live in a neighborhood here in Queen Creek, that has strict HOA guidelines that actually “prohibits” desert- or zero-scape yards.  We […]

Water-smart workshop Feb. 9 on irrigation controllers

Looking to beautify your outdoor spaces in 2019? Whether you are searching for a professional to do the job or plan on doing the work yourself, understanding the basics could save you a substantial amount of time and money. The town offers free classes for Queen Creek utility customers. With eight classes to choose from, […]

Paper of record: The stories that defined Queen Creek in 2018

In 2018 the Queen Creek Independent covered the ins and outs of the community, offering reporting of local issues. Issues like what was new with Johnson Utilities, preparing for what’s next after a 21-year drought, preventing suicides, planning for the 70-square-mile San Tan Valley, the latest on annexations and the boundaries of new schools. The […]

Supervisors to vote on dissolving Queen Creek Domestic Water Improvement District

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 30 are to vote on a resolution dissolving the Queen Creek Domestic Water Improvement District. All obligations of the improvement district have been paid in full and operation and maintenance have been taken over by the Town of Queen Creek. The district is in the general area […]

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 […]