SAN TAN VALLEY — The company managing water and sewer service in San Tan Valley says the company continues to improve the system.
But a rate review and rate case for Johnson Utilities before the Arizona Corporation Commission has been shelved while the interim manager continues to work on infrastructure and staffing issues.
In an update to the commission, officials from EPCOR Water said the company continues to make progress on projects that will improve the quality of water and the water pressure for customers.
“We’re on track and making steady progress,” said Jason Gelman, an EPCOR spokesman.
Regarding Johnson’s rate review and rate case before the commission, ACC attorney Wes Van Cleve said commission staff believed putting the rate review and rate case on hold until after EPCOR had been managing the utility for a year was the most prudent course of action.
Staff’s recommendation to withdraw the rate review and cases were heard before an administrative law judge and will be approved by the commission at a future meeting.
EPCOR Water was appointed by the Corporation Commission in August to manage the day-to-day operations for Johnson Utilities. Since then, the company says it has identified more than $170 million in necessary upgrades to the plants.