Johnson Utilities Response:
As our valued customers no doubt recall, in August we issued a boil water advisory after receiving laboratory reports-later determined to be erroneous-suggesting the presence of drinking water contaminants in our system.
We received today from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality a notice of alleged violations related to that incident. The notice is the first step in the agency's process of evaluating whether Johnson Utilities ran afoul of any regulatory requirements while it was dealing with this false alarm. Johnson Utilities worked closely with ADEQ on the approval of the proper notification and notified our customers through a variety of newspapers, television and radio stations, print media, and the web in the timeframe required by the agency.
We are confident that after we further explain the course of events to ADEQ, the agency will agree that no sanctions are appropriate. We will be meeting with ADEQ soon to do precisely that.
This response was made public by KTAR Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm