San Tan Valley Area Information

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ACC Open Meeting Update for Johnson Utilities & APS

During an update from Johnson Utilities, LLC, the company's Interim Manager, EPCOR, informed the Arizona Corporation Commission that the company is prepared and has enough water capacity to meet the summer demand due to completion of the Bella Vista wells and transmission main along with a Promenade Well project.
The Bella Vista Farms transmission line construction has been completed. The line will provide additional water resources to the southern part of region 2 and provide consistent water pressures and redundancy. It will convey water from the newly constructed Bella Vista Farms well that will add nearly three million gallons of water per day to the system and is expected to be completed by mid-May 2020.
Promenade well #2 is under construction. This well can produce 2.6 million gallons of water per day into the distribution system. It has very low nitrate concentrations and will add additional production and redundancy to the water system. Completion of this project is expected by mid-May.
The new Ion Exchange vessel in the main yard has been in operation for several months. The system has proved to be effective in treating the ground water in the region. The construction of a third vessel has begun, it will increase production by 500 gallons per minute at the main yard facility. This type of treatment also reduces water waste and puts less of a strain on the wastewater treatment plants.
A significant reduction in odors has been observed through hydrogen sulfide loggers located around the community surrounding the facility. There has not been an exceedance (>.03) of odors in Section 11 in over 26 weeks.

APS to Credit Customer Bills in June
APS will return $36 million in demand side management fees back to its customers. An amendment from Commissioner Olson will benefit customers and ensures that APS will not increase rates for relief programs or additional funding for existing programs.
An amendment from Commissioner Márquez Peterson will benefit customers by providing the credit come to customers immediately, as a one-time payment, accelerating the payback timeline so customers receive the relief faster than APS had originally proposed. Customers can expect to see the refund as a one-time credit on their bill in June 2020. Customer credits will vary based on individual usage and circumstances.
APS remains committed in its efforts to support customers while at the same time ensuring continued safe and reliable electric service. APS ceased disconnection for non-payment beginning on March 13, 2020 and is waiving late fees on past due balances during the pendency of the crisis. APS also established a customer support fund with $1 .5 million in shareholder funds to assist customers who are having trouble paying their bills. All limited-income customers on the Energy Support Program (Rate Riders E-3 and 24 E-4) are immediately eligible for $100 in credit to their bills, while additional requests from residential and small business customers with delinquencies of at least two months receive priority. To date, over $900,000 has been distributed to customers in need from this fund.
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