By Brian Wright | Maricopa Monitor
Tim Horn has horses — lots of horses. It’s his livelihood. But without water from a standpipe in San Tan Valley, that livelihood is in jeopardy.
Horn owns Tim Horn’s Cutting Horses in Queen Creek, where he trains horses and riders. He and many other people in the San Tan Valley area of Pinal County don’t have piped water and rely almost exclusively upon a standpipe owned by Johnson Utilities.
Those residents drive out to the standpipe and enter their account information on a touch screen outside the standpipe, which allows water to flow through an attached hose. But now that standpipe is out of use, which makes life difficult for anyone who relied on that water source.