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Johnson Utilities hearing concludes with questions remaining

Thu, May 10, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — The Johnson Utilities evidentiary hearing with the Arizona Corporation Commission ended Wednesday, yet after almost four weeks of testimony there are still critical questions that remain unanswered.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Johnson Utilities

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Commission declares emergency to investigate Johnson Utilities

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — State regulators, apparently alarmed at what they heard from Pinal County residents this week, are taking action against a San Tan Valley water provider.The Arizona Corporation Commission met Thursday to discuss the findings from the Johnson Utilities rate case hearings in San Tan Valley, which concluded Wednesday evening.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Johnson Utilities

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Residents organize to hold Pinal utility accountable

Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Residents living near a Pinal County wastewater treatment plant feel vindicated now that a new monitor shows air quality violations. The residents in Magic Valley subdivision had been pressuring the county to add additional monitors for hydrogen sulfide gas coming from the Johnson Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Tags: Arizona, San Tan Valley, Johnson Utilities

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Johnson Utilities: Owner calls off sale to Florence

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Pinal County

FLORENCE — After months of negotiations with the town of Florence and gaining approval by voters in last week’s special election, Johnson Utilities owner George Johnson has stopped all negotiations to sell his company to the town of Florence.A council meeting to approve the purchase contract and management agreement related

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Tags: Arizona, PinalCounty, Florence, Johnson Utilities

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‘Yes’ votes are leading on JU question

Fri, May 23, 2014

Pinal County

Ballots counted by press time indicated Florence voters were leaning in favor of allowing the town of Florence to buy Johnson Utilities. Final unofficial election results could be posted on the town website, florenceaz.gov, by the time you read this.Florence voters went to the polls in a special election Tuesday

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Tags: Arixona, Pinal County, Florence, Johnson Utilities

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Voters decide if town buys JU on Tues.

Thu, May 15, 2014

Pinal County

“Shall the Town of Florence, Arizona, be authorized to acquire and operate the water and wastewater utilities and related assets owned by Johnson Utilities, LLC, and Southwest Environmental Utilities, LLC, including but not limited to wells sites, pumping stations, setback areas, access rights, and current and future water and wastewater

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Florence, Johnson Utilities, Water, Wastewater, San Tan Valley

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History of violations, complaints stirring outrage over Johnson Utilities

Sat, May 25, 2013

Pinal County

Queen Creek, the wash that gives the town its name, smelled of sewage so often that Paul Caldwell’s children started calling it “Stinky Creek.”He blamed the local water and sewage treatment company, Johnson Utilities, in his formal complaint to the Arizona Corporation Commission in late 2007. Since then, Pinal County

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Arizona Corporation Commission, Johnson Utilities

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Foes aim to block Florence mine plan

Thu, Sep 27, 2012

Pinal County

Opponents of a proposed Florence underground copper mine are seeking an injunction to stop the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality from issuing a temporary wastewater permit that would allow the project to move forward.Developers Southwest Value Partners and Pulte Home Corp., along with Johnson Utilities, the water provider in Florence,

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, AMIGOS, Curis Resources, Florence Copper Project, Developers, Johnson Utilities

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-Johnson Utilities wants rate increase and draws strong response from both sides

Fri, Aug 12, 2011

Pinal County

Comments were fairly evenly divided between those who flatly reject the idea of paying any more for water and wastewater service from Johnson Utilities and those who believe the company deserves a fair return on its huge investment during a public hearing before the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Johnson Utilities, Natural monopoly

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Some Pinal water utilities worried about fees in bill

Fri, May 22, 2009

Pinal County

Eloy EnterpriseBy Melissa St. Aude, Staff WriterThe city of Eloy, Global Water Resources and Johnson Utilities sent a joint letter last week to state Sen. John Nelson asking that lawmakers wait before voting on a bill that could impose a substantial tax on municipal and private water providers."Basically, we are

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Tags: Global Water Resources, Johnson Utilities, Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District

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