By Kelly Fisher | Pinal Central
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued a press release Tuesday evening declaring Johnson Utilities water safe for residents to drink, but Supervisor-elect Mike Goodman thinks there’s still work to be done from a communication standpoint.
ADEQ took its own water samples Monday, promising expedited results to give worried customers of the utility company some peace of mind. ADEQ issued a warning Friday evening after receiving Oct. 27 and Nov. 21 samples from the company showing nitrate levels higher than federal standards allow.
ADEQ’s Tuesday news release states that the company received confirmation from Johnson Utilities that a Nov. 30 sample showed the nitrate level met the federal drinking water standards.
“This sample was analyzed using certified analytical methods,” the release states.