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Caught on camera: Utility worker berates a customer

Caught on camera: Utility worker berates a customer

A San Tan Valley man says he called to complain about damage to his curb that he believes was the work of Johnson Utilities. When a worker arrived to survey the damage, he began to berate the customer.

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After several high bills, Florence man records water meter acting strangely

After several high bills, Florence man records water meter acting strangely

A Florence man catches his water meter spinning wildly, but says no one was even in the home to use any water.

Steven Pena, a Johnson Utilities customer, says after months of mysteriously high bills, he has finally caught on camera what he thinks might be causing the spike.

Cell phone video shot by Pena Monday night seems to show the analog dial on the water meter outside his home tallying gallons at high speeds.

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Johnson Utilities Facilities within County right-of-way are not Adequate or Efficient

Johnson Utilities Facilities within County right-of-way are not Adequate or Efficient

"Johnson Utilities Facilities within County right-of-way are not adequate, efficient, substantial and permanent nor located, erected and maintained so as not to interfere with the use and enjoyment of the public streets", according to a letter written by Kevin Costello, Deputy County Attorney for Pinal County, to Brad Cole, with Johnson Utilities, LLC.

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Johnson Utilities Rep Speaks at Board of Supervisors Meeting

Johnson Utilities Rep Speaks at Board of Supervisors Meeting

During the call to the public at the September 6th Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Brad Cole, representing Johnson Utilities L.L.C., gave an update on the air quality issues San Tan Valley residents have been dealing with.

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Arizona utility regulators vote to review tax break linked to bribery probe

Arizona utility regulators vote to review tax break linked to bribery probe

Citing the indictment of one of its former members, the Arizona Corporation Commission voted Tuesday to review a policy allowing utility company owners to pass along some of their personal income tax burden to customers.

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Supervisors Discuss Taking Action Against Johnson Utilities

Supervisors Discuss Taking Action Against Johnson Utilities

During the Pinal County Board of Supervisor's meeting, Wednesday, June 21st, the Pinal County Supervisors studied possible legal actions against Johnson Utilities, LLC., but it may not be for what you think.

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UPDATED: Nitrate Alert for Johnson Utilities customers

Nitrate Alert for Johnson Utilities customers

Johnson Utilities, received certified lab results yesterday, 6/27/17, that showed nitrate levels above the nitrate standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), of 10 mg/L. 

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Johnson Utilities to issue cases of water to affected families of infant children and pregnant women

Johnson Utilities to issues cases of water to affected families of infant children and pregnant women

Johnson Utilities, received certified lab results yesterday, 6/27/17, that showed nitrate levels above the nitrate standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), of 10 mg/L.

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Johnson Utilities Lifts Drinking Water Warning

Johnson Utilities Lifts Drinking Water Warning

Johnson Utilities LLC, received certified lab results showing nitrate levels at 8.87 mg/L which is below the regulatory maximum contaminant level of 10 mg/L. Johnson Utilities, LLC hereby lifts its drinking water warning that had been previously issued on June 28, 2017, for the Johnson Ranch, Copper Basin, Rancho Bella Vista, and Rancho Bella Vista South subdivisions.

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George Johnson Removes Himself from Mgmt of Johnson Utilities

George Johnson Removes Himself from Mgmt of Johnson Utilities

Jeffrey Crockett, of Crockett Law Group PLLC filed a notice with the Arizona Corporation Commission, regarding the management of Johnson Utilities, LLC, May 26th.  

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Utility regulators look at big changes following federal indictment

Utility regulators look at big changes following federal indictment

The head of the Arizona Corporation Commission says he's looking at major changes following a political scandal now being described as one of biggest in state history.

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Corp Comm to put tax-break pushed by indicted former member under scrutiny

Corp Comm to put tax-break pushed by indicted former member under scrutiny

. A state regulator is taking the first steps to possibly kill a special tax break that was pushed through years ago by a now-indicted member of the Arizona Corporation Commission. In documents filed late Friday, Andy Tobin wants the current commission to tell affected companies to immediately start putting the additional money they’re collecting from customers into an interest-bearing account. In the interim, he said regulators will review the policy change enacted at the behest of Gary Pierce.

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George Johnson Indicted in Federal Court

Grand jury charges were filed May 23, 2017 in US District Court, against Gary Pierce, Sherry Pierce, James Norton and George Johnson, owner of Johnson Utilities, LLC.

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High Nitrates Found in Copper Basin Subdivision Water Supply

High Nitrates Found in Copper Basin Subdivision Water Supply

Johnson Utilities water has high levels of nitrate in portions of the Copper Basin Subdivision.

DO NOT GIVE WATER TO INFANTS UNDER 6 MONTHS OLD OR USE IT TO MAKE INFANT FORMULA.

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Clean Water Petition Created by San Tan Valley Residents

Clean Water Petition

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. 

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ADEQ Samples Collected Dec 5th Show Water Meets Federal Drinking Standard

ADEQ

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.

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Congressman Gosar's Office and the ACC respond to Johnson Utilities High Nitrate Alert

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese

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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UPDATE: High Nitrates Found in Johnson Utilities Water - Do not drink

Families living in the Johnson Utility water area of Pinal County, are being warned to avoid using tap water after high levels of nitrate were detected.

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Water Warning Still in Effect

Water Warning

A water warning was distributed by ADEQ on Friday evening, alerting residents in San Tan Valley and Florence who are serviced by Johnson Utilities, to not drink the water, after 2 separate tests showed high nitrate levels.

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Reminder Ghost Tax Preparers are no Halloween Trick or Treat for Victims

Reminder Ghost Tax Preparers are noHalloween Trick or Treat for Victims

Halloween is a time for Arizonans to be reminded of “ghost” tax preparers.A ghost preparer is paid to prepare a tax return, but does not sign it or include necessary information. The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) urges taxpayers to be aware they may be a part of a scam if a preparer won't put their name on the tax return.

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