COUNCIL UPDATES

The Anthem Community Council Board of Directors has been a good partner to New River Desert Hills Water. While the groups are in no way affiliated with each other, the Council has worked diligently with EPCOR to find a temporary solution to the water issues the New River and Desert Hills communities face while working towards a permanent solution. Below are the links to the agendas and minutes for meetings in which NRDH was on the agenda.

Meeting Updates

November 15 - Agenda / Minutes

October 25 - Agenda / Minutes

October 12 - Agenda / Minutes

COMMISSION UPDATES

On October 5, 2017, EPCOR Water Arizona Inc. ("EPCOR" or "Company") notified the, Arizona Corporation Commission's Utilities Division of an emergency that they were seeking the necessary authority to assist with a remedy for the situation. The Desert Hills and New River communities that border the Company's Anthem Water District, are dealing with groundwater wells that have started to go dry. In the past, these areas have used water haulers to supplement their water supply. The water haulers were using City of Phoenix hydrants as their supply source, but the City of Phoenix has banned this practice effective December 31, 2017.

COUNTY UPDATE

Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, District 3, thanks EPCOR, the Arizona Corporation Commission, and Anthem Community Council for their efforts to assist the New River and Desert Hills communities with water issues.

SUPPORT

We're excited to share the letter from Supervisor Gates supporting EPCOR’s decision to move forward with a proposed solution to provide water to the New River / Desert Hills community via a standpipe on Desert Hills. (Posted: 12/6/2017)

CITY UPDATE

On December 14, NRDH received good news from Councilwoman Thelda Williams office! With EPCOR’s plans in motion to build the water station, the City of Phoenix was willing to extend the permits issued to the water-haulers through April 30, 2018.  NRDH could not be more thankful for this decision.

To read the letter, click here.  (Updated: 12/14/2017)

Friends and Neighbors,

Today, we received good news from Councilwoman Thelda Williams office! With EPCOR’s plans in motion to build the water station, the City of Phoenix is willing to extend the permits issued to the water-haulers through April 30, 2018.  We could not be more thankful for this decision.

This would not have happened without the hard work and dedication of the numerous volunteers and community members who have rallied together over the past few months – thank you.

To read the letter, click here.  (Posted: 12/14/2017)