Bringing additional sources for quality drinking water into the Johnson Utilities water system in San Tan Valley is a top priority for interim manager, Epcor. One of the sources available is the SanTan Well #1 which Epcor is currently working to bring online.
SanTan Well #1 is an existing, but currently unused, resource in the Johnson Utilities system. It is a source of quality water that can be made operational relatively quickly, and Epcor is moving forward with the access agreements and other tasks needed to bring this well online.
The first part of the process is to test the water in the well to make sure it meets drinking water requirements. Epcor's team started that work along Hunt Highway, Monday, January 21. Testing the pump requires releasing some water into an adjacent greenbelt/stormwater retention area.
If the tests go well, Epcor will start preparing to bring the well online and serving the community by March as water usage starts to pick up again for the summer.