Crisis Averted: Phoenix Extends Rural Water Shutoff Deadline

In a much-anticipated decision, the City of Phoenix announced today it will extend a deadline to allow water-hauling companies to use water from city hydrants to serve up to 1,500 rural homeowners who do not have working wells. “Wonderful news,” said the leader of a community group that’s been lobbying for the extension, worried that water prices would double or triple otherwise.

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Phoenix ‘Re-Evaluating’ Year-End Shutoff of Rural Water Supply

The City of Phoenix is re-evaluating its Dec. 31 deadline to shut off the supply of hydrant water trucked to residents of New River and Desert Hills, Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams said this morning. No decision has been made, however. The city is waiting on word from EPCOR as to when the station will be operational. EPCOR just provided North Phoenix News with an estimate for completion.

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