From the Office of Commissioner Andy Tobin

  For Immediate Release: 12-20-17      
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Statement from Commissioner Tobin:
City of Phoenix extending permits for water hauling until EPCOR standpipe completed


PHOENIX — Last week, the Arizona Corporation Commission and my office received notice from the City of Phoenix through Councilwoman Williams that the water hauling permits have been extended until April 30, 2018. This extension will give the people of New River and Desert Hills affordable access to water that they so desperately need. Without this extension, many Arizona citizens would have experienced challenges hauling water from much farther and more expensive standpipes. This could have prevented some from hauling in their water over the next few months.

Thankfully, the City of Phoenix has been gracious enough to not only work with the Commission as this issue arose but to give the people an extension of service to ensure water service continues to the residents and businesses in the area. I want to thank Councilwoman Williams and the City of Phoenix for their intergovernmental cooperation that makes our state so great.

I would also like to thank Senator Karen Fann, LD-1, and Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates for their continued support of this resolution. This was a crisis that is not uncommon to our state, but it is a crisis that our state can come together to solve. Today, we have done just that.

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