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EPCOR tells public goal is to close smelly ‘Section 11’ plant

Posted by   /  September 11, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

A Johnson Utilities wastewater treatment plant in San Tan Valley has been the source of many complaints over the odor that has made its way into housing areas. The utility is now planning to expand the plant. / Jake Kincaid / PinalCentral (2018) By Mark Cowling | San Tan Valley Sentinel More than $122 million […]

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Court: Johnson family can argue to get Pinal utility back

Posted by   /  August 29, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Water  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Pinal Central The owners of Johnson Utilities are going to get a chance to argue that the takeover of the management of the firm by state regulators is illegal. In an order Wednesday, the Arizona Supreme Court agreed to review a lower court ruling which concluded the Arizona Corporation Commission was […]

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Commission approves 3-year capital plan for Johnson Utilities

Posted by   /  July 22, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Florence Reminder Much-needed improvements to the infrastructure of a Pinal County utility may be on their way in the next few years, despite there being some confusion as to who will ultimately foot the bill for those repairs. On Thursday, the Arizona Corporation Commission approved a capital improvement plan for the […]

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EPCOR ready for summer demands

Posted by   /  June 25, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

Arizona Corporation Commissioners Justin Olson (left) and Boyd Dunn attend a utility town hall Thursday in San Tan Valley. / By Mark Cowling / Pinal Central By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central Needed improvements to Johnson Utilities will take time, but the water supply is good as summer begins, area residents were told last week. […]

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FBI looked at Florence dealings with Johnson Utilities

Posted by   /  June 9, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Mark Cowling | PinalCentral The FBI recently inquired into facts related to the town of Florence’s interest in buying Johnson Utilities several years ago, according to filings in Pinal County Superior Court. Johnson Utilities and owner George Johnson sued the town and top town officials earlier this year, claiming the town refused a legal […]

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Johnson Utilities is suing EPCOR

Posted by   /  June 5, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

The San Tan Times With a case filed on May 31, 2019 Johnson Utilities is putting forth allegations that in May of 2019 that EPCOR “sought to purchase Johnson Utilities by making an offer at a substantially less than reasonable value.” The lawsuit continues, “On May 22, 2019 the Arizona Attorney General, on behalf of […]

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On the heels of a $10M judgment against George Johnson, the state slaps Johnson Utilities with $100M lawsuit over water-quality violations

Posted by   /  May 23, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

Johnson Utilities has been the most-cited utility by ADEQ for the past two years, with more than 300 complaints filed, according to ADEQ. By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality hit troubled water company Johnson Utilities with a massive $100 million, 57-count civil lawsuit, alleging a host of violations of water-quality […]

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ACC Staff recommends abandoning needed water interconnection between Queen Creek and Johnson Utilities

Posted by   /  April 23, 2019  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Reporter staff In a letter filed late yesterday, Arizona Corporation Commissions (ACC) Staff took a surprising position urging abandonment of ongoing efforts to interconnect Town of Queen Creek’s water system to the struggling Johnson Utilities’ system. Interconnecting Queen Creek’s water to Johnson’s pipes has been the plan ever since regulators implemented a […]

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Florence council OK’s subdivision next to sewer plant

Posted by   /  March 21, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central D.R. Horton, which has built homes around Johnson Utilities’ notorious Section 11 wastewater plant at Magic Ranch, and now proposes to build homes around Johnson Utilities’ wastewater plant at Anthem, is committed to minimizing any inconvenience to homeowners, a representative told the Town Council Monday. “We’re selling a lifestyle,” […]

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

Posted by   /  March 16, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

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 […]

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