The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) issued a Water Quality Advisory on January 11, 2019 for the unpermitted discharge of recycled water from Johnson Utilities’ Pecan Water Reclamation Plant into Queen Creek (the wash) in the San Tan Valley area. EPCOR notified ADEQ that the discharge has stopped and this advisory is no longer in effect.
EPCOR estimates a total release of 15.36 million gallons between January 9 and 17, 2019. There was no impact to Johnson Utilities’ drinking water systems and there was NOT a release of untreated sewage into the environment.
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.
This warning affects the Johnson Ranch, Copper Basin, Rancho Bella Vista and Rancho Bella Vista South subdivisions.
JOHNSON UTILITIES, LLC, received certified lab results yesterday, 6/27/17, that showed nitrate levels of 11 mg/L. This is above the nitrate standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), of 10 mg/L. Nitrate in drinking water is a serious health concern for infants less than six months old.