Johnson questions Queen Creek’s ability to provide water to San Tan Valley

By PinalCentral

A proposal from the town of Queen Creek to provide water to homes in San Tan Valley has been met with mockery from the company that currently services the area.

In a press release sent to PinalCentral on Friday, the utility labeled negotiations between the town and EPCOR Water, the company tasked as interim manager of Johnson Utilities, as a game of “You go first. No, you go first” that produced no answers from Queen Creek.

On Tuesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission heard an update from EPCOR officials detailing the company’s progress as interim manager for Johnson Utilities. One of the key concerns since the company has taken over has been whether the water system is ready for peak summer demand.

Troy Day, vice president of operations for EPCOR, said representatives for both EPCOR and the town of Queen Creek continue to work toward an interconnection agreement that would provide additional water capacity to existing JU customers.


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