In a letter posted to the Arizona Corporation Commission’s online docket Thursday, Commissioner Andy Tobin expressed his concern with a series of roadblocks to his requests for transparent information from Johnson Utilities, a regulated monopoly.
The Corporation Commission is in its third week of evidentiary hearings related to allegations of billing, water and wastewater quality issues at Johnson Utilities. The water and wastewater utility company services 25,600 water and 35,000 wastewater customers in Pinal and Maricopa counties.
Tobin’s letter outlines numerous attempts to obtain records from Johnson Utilities in connection with those hearings. Tobin details how he issued a subpoena to the utility, initially on March 8, seeking correspondence between Johnson Utilities and the town of Queen Creek.