Bonanza, Morning Suns Farm and San Tan Heights Customers Asked to Limit Non-Essential Water Use

By, Rebecca Stenholm – Director of Public & Government Affairs, EPCOR

July is typically the highest-use month of the year for water in Arizona and significant work has been done to put the Johnson Utilities system in position to meet peak demand. These improvements include improvements to San Tan #1 well, which now adds approximately 600 gallons per minute (gpm) to the system and will be capable of producing nearly double that amount once a power upgrade is completed mid-July.

Last month we reported that we continue to identify new sources of water. One of those, Morning Sun Farms Well #2, has good production potential and needs a pump upgrade.

Since temperatures reached triple digits we have carefully monitored all wells and other facilities to ensure they function as they should through the warmest part of the summer. Even with the improvements already completed, Morning Sun Farms Well #2 must be upgraded immediately
to sustain water levels for customers during the current extreme heat conditions.

Today – from 5 am to 9 pm – EPCOR will be upgrading Morning Sun Farms Well #2 to bring an additional 1 million gallons of water per day into the system. During this timeframe we ask all customers in the Bonanza, Morning Sun Farms and San Tan Heights communities to limit non-
essential water use.