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 …