This morning, December 10, 2016, SanTanValley.com received a response from The Office of U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, after having received over a thousand email petitions, emails, and calls concerning the high nitrate levels in Johnson Utilities water. Below is their response, along with a letter received by Arizona Corporation Commissioner, Tom Forese.
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Travel Arizona’s highways this week and you’ll see this message on overhead signs:
More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever.
The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids.
On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 8:08 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy was checking on a suspicious vehicle in the farm area behind Johnson Utilities, San Tan Valley. The deputy located the suspicious vehicle parked next to a utility pole.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a consumer alert reminding Arizona shoppers to watch out for puppy scams during the holiday season. Every year the Attorney General's Office receives consumer complaints from Arizonans who purchased sick puppies or fell victim to internet puppy scams.
In remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the AZCM unveiled its special collection of rarely seen USS Arizona artifacts, including a never before displayed U.S. Flag rescued from the USS Arizona.
Today, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) received the test result of the drinking water sample we collected independently on Dec. 5, 2016, from Johnson Utilities public water system in Pinal County. ADEQ is pleased to let Johnson Utilities customers know that our test, which used certified analytical methods, demonstrated the nitrate level met the federal drinking water standard.
Join Combs Traditional Academy’s PTO, staff, students, and families on Friday, December 9th for a night of Bingo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 6:00 p.m.
During the past six years, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office has taken a 12% budget reduction because of revenue shortfalls for the County. The Sheriff's Office produced a surplus this past budget year (ending June 30, 2016) over $550,000 by freezing staff vacancies and accepting an emergency contract with Dept of Corrections to house prisoners displaced by the Kingman riots.
In order to help empty the shelter, Pinal County Animal Care and Control is holding an adoption special all month long to help empty the shelter for the holidays.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is pleased to report that we are lifting the Johnson Utilities Drinking Water Advisory for nitrate. ADEQ notified Johnson Utilities (PWS 11182) customers on Dec. 2, 2016, to not provide water to infants under of the age of 6 months or use the water to make infant formula because of elevated nitrate levels. ADEQ has confirmed the problem has been resolved and tap water can be given to infants under the age of 6 months.
Residents in the San Tan Valley and Florence areas have been frustrated since Friday night, when they learned that the drinking water they receive from their utility provider, Johnson Utilities, had nitrate levels higher than the allowed federal standards.