Pinal County Losing Investment, Revenue Over Sewer Woes

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents landowners and homebuilders working with the ACC to find a utility solution in the Johnson Utilities service area.) By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central SAN TAN VALLEY – Pinal County is losing big money in investment and tax revenue as problems persist at the smelly Section 11 wastewater plant, attendees at a Pinal Partnership forum …

The Johnson Utilities Debacle: The Impact And How To Fix It; Feat. Rose Law Group Founder And President Jordan Rose, Co-Founder Court Rich

By Pinal Partnership On Friday, September 18, 2020, we hosted our monthly breakfast virtually to hear various updates and discussion regarding regional challenges and impacts caused by Johnson Utilities’ continued problems. The area served by Johnson Utilities could be one of the fastest growing places in the country, but lingering problems with wastewater infrastructure are stifling greater investment and depriving …

County Asks ACC For Short-Term Fixes To Keep Johnson Utilities Plants Running

(Photo above: Johnson Utilities, LLC Facebook) Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents landowners and homebuilders working with the ACC to find a utility solution in the Johnson Utilities service area.) By Mark Cowling | Maricopa Monitor FLORENCE – Pinal County is asking state utility regulators to immediately provide interim solutions that will allow development to proceed around the Pecan and the …

Phoenix project to restore rivers gets fed designation; Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose comments on the ‘fantastic resource’

Photo by Cheryl Evans | The Republic By Joshua Bowling | Arizona Republic The Rio Reimagined project to restore the Salt and Gila rivers in metro Phoenix is getting a boost from the feds, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. Rio Reimagined has been selected as the latest Urban Waters Federal Partnership project, an EPA program that seeks to …

For decades, groundwater beneath Arizona’s big cities has been spared. That’s about to change

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Fondomonte By Rob O’Dell, and Ian James | Arizona Republic While groundwater is rapidly falling in rural farming communities across Arizona, Phoenix, Tucson and other cities haven’t reached that desperate situation.  That’s because in the urban areas of the state — where there are rules limiting groundwater pumping — underground water levels have stabilized or risen in many areas …

These 7 industrial farm operations are draining Arizona’s aquifers, and no one knows exactly how much they’re taking

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Fondomonte By Rob O’Dell, and Ian James | Arizona Republic The last time Regina Cobb traveled east of the Kingman airport toward the Peacock Mountains, the area was mostly unspoiled desert where cattle grazed on the sparse Mojave Desert vegetation.  She had driven up the dusty rural road to store a bighorn sheep she killed on a hunt.  …

Megafarms and deeper wells are draining the water beneath rural Arizona – quietly, irreversibly

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Fondomonte By Ian James, and Rob O’Dell | Arizona Republic Vast expanses of lush green fields are multiplying in the Arizona desert, forming agricultural empires nourished with billions of gallons of groundwater in the otherwise parched landscape.  Arizona’s groundwater levels are plummeting in many areas. The problem is especially severe in unregulated rural areas where there …

Pinal County has plenty of water for the next 100 years. We just need to prioritize demand

Opinion: An alarming prediction about Pinal County facing a water shortage is a myth that’s based on outdated assumptions and incomplete data. By Jordan Rose and Tom Galvin, opinion contributors | azcentral Mark Twain once wrote of his difficulty with math by ascribing a quote about the flexible power of numbers to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, “There are three …