Anthem & EPCOR Race to Solve Rural Water Crisis

On the verge of desperation, residents of New River and Desert Hills got tentative good news last night, when Anthem Community Council voted in a special meeting to negotiate a deal with EPCOR to supply trucked water to hundreds of homes that could otherwise go dry or face skyrocketing costs Dec. 31, when the City of Phoenix shuts them off. Council aims to serve existing homes only, not new construction. EPCOR said the proposal won’t affect water rates in Anthem.

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EPCOR Calls New River/Desert Hills Water Crisis ‘An Emergency Situation’

The water utility EPCOR called the City of Phoenix’s impending shutoff of a water supply to residents of New River and Desert Hills “an emergency situation” and asked the Arizona Corporation Commission to help it fast-track a solution. In a letter to the Commission, EPCOR provided new detail on the proposed location of a water-hauling station, the process and the pricing.

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Anthem Country Club Considers Raising Dues and Adding a Fee on Home Sales

The Anthem Country Club Community Association is considering raising dues in January and is also looking at instituting a quarter percent fee that would be collected at closing on properties sold. The latter fee, which would amount to $750 on a $300,000 home, would be in addition to a similar quarter percent fee that the Anthem Community Council collects on the sale of every home in Anthem.

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