Engineering Experts & Arizona Water Rates

Construction_Engineering_CBU0097EParadise Valley, AZ, will hire an engineering expert and another person with expertise in water rates as the town prepares to intervene in Arizona American Water Co.’s next rate case before the Arizona Corporation Commission.  Town residents, resorts and other users served by the private water company could see their bills jump by 20 percent or more if new rates are approved.

Arizona American possibly will file its rate request this week, with the commission expected to hear it early next year, said Councilwoman Pam Kirby, who chairs Paradise Valley’s Water Utilities Committee.  Arizona American serves nearly 5,000 customers in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale through its Paradise Valley Water District. It is one of three water suppliers for the town, which has no municipal service. Instead, residents and commercial facilities, including resorts, contract with Arizona American, the Berneil Water Co. or Phoenix.

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