Florence Officials Optimistic As EPCOR Agrees To Buy Johnson Utilities; Court Rich Echos Their Sentiments

(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 | Florence Reminder Blade Tribune SAN TAN VALLEY — EPCOR Water, the company appointed to run Johnson Utilities two years ago, announced it has reached an agreement to buy it. The town of Florence, …

EPCOR Reaches Agreement With Johnson Utilities To Purchase Embattled Arizona Company; ‘Welcome News,’ Says Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents landowners and homebuilders working with the ACC to find a utility solution in the Johnson Utilities service area.)  By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic EPCOR USA has reached an agreement to buy the embattled Johnson Utilities water and wastewater company, perhaps best known for its history of sewer overflows and water issues for tens of …

ACC Calls For Interim Solutions To Johnson Unities Sewer Issues; ‘Fantastic News,’ Says Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich.

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents landowners and homebuilders working with the ACC to find a utility solution in the Johnson Utilities service area.) By Rose Law Group Reporter Staff The Arizona Corporation Commission heard from numerous stakeholders in the San Tan Valley area about how urgently an interim solution is needed to solve the multiple issues plaguing the Johnson Utilities …

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 …

EPCOR proposes big hook-up fee increases to pay for infrastructure; ‘not unexpected’ says Court Rich, Rose Law Group co-founder

By Joey Chenoweth | San Tan Valley Sentinel New hook-ups to the Johnson Utilities water system will cost more than three times as much as current rates should regulators approve an application for an increase. EPCOR Water, the interim manager for the embattled Pinal County utility, sent an application to the Arizona Corporation Commission requesting a significant increase in hook-up …

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

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 moratorium limiting builders to one …

ACC removes many restrictions on development as EPCOR works toward solutions to San Tan area water and sewer concerns. Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich represents numerous builders and developers in matter and is quoted in the story.

By Ryan Randazzo |Arizona Republic Arizona utility regulators on Wednesday placed a partial moratorium on new water and sewer connections for the Johnson Utilities service area in Pinal County, limiting construction in one of the hottest housing markets in the state for at least six months. Dozens of homebuilders in the 160-square-mile area of Queen Creek, Florence and San Tan Valley …

Customers to get refund for paying Johnson Utilities’ income taxes; ’ACC got it right,’ says Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich

By Jake Kincaid | San Tan Valley Sentinel San Tan Valley residents will receive a refund from Johnson Utilities for the money that was being recovered from ratepayers to pay the company’s income tax. Customers will be getting a refund in the form of a direct credit to their accounts. From the water division, Johnson Utilities was found to be …

ADEQ wants info on Johnson Utilities before approving STV developments; unfair to delay development, says Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich

By Jake Kincaid | PinalCentral As EPCOR peers into the inner workings of Johnson Utilities, state actors who have struggled to regulate them into compliance anxiously await what they may find, with the potential consequence of freezing development across the Johnson Utilities service area. While EPCOR asked for patience, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Misael Cabrera said the agency …