The residents of New River and Desert Hills have weathered quite a bit of turbulence since Phoenix announced it would no longer allow area water haulers to use their hydrants beyond Dec. 31 for water delivery to rural homes.
My family, and I’m sure countless other area residents, offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to EPCOR and Mr. Troy Day, vice president of Arizona operations; the Anthem Community Council Board of Directors; State Senator Karen Fann; Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates; Andy Tobin of the Arizona Corporation Commission; Alan Muller and the New River/Desert Hills Community Association; the press that have shone a spotlight on this crisis, and the multitude of other unnamed individuals who have worked tirelessly on behalf of New River and Desert Hills families in their time of need.
We are also especially grateful to Thelda Williams and the City of Phoenix for recently extending the deadline date to April 30, 2018. Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief and enter 2018 with lightened hearts and untroubled minds.
— Flora Ashley, New River