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ACC orders surprise moratorium in Johnson Utilities’ service area; Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich pushes back on behalf of homebuilders

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By Heather Smathers | San Tan Valley Sentinel

Citing insufficient capacity for current customers, a state commission voted to temporarily halt any future hookups to a local utility during a hearing Thursday.

Arizona Corporation Commissioners voted 3-2 to impose a temporary stay on allowing any water or wastewater hookups in any Johnson Utilities service areas.

EPCOR Water, the interim management company that’s been charged with managing and upgrading Johnson Utilities’ infrastructure in northern Pinal County, told the ACC there wasn’t enough water or wastewater capacity to handle the customers it has let alone adding to the over-taxed system.

“We don’t think we can handle the capacity,” Troy Day, EPCOR vice president of operations, told commissioners.

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