The Arizone Corporation Commission (ACC) has approved a debt agreement with Truxton Canyon Water Company to help clean arsenic out of water supplies in Valle Vista.
Truxton, which services approximately 950 customers, recently fielded customer complaints on water quality and subsequent tests confirmed higher than allowable arsenic levels. The company was approved for a $350,950 loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority to address the issue by building a new treatment plant.
“Water safety is a number one priority,” ACC Chairman Doug Little said. “Small water companies must put their customers first and we as a commission are doing what we can to help those companies pay for the upgrades in order to supply safe, reliable water. We will continue to monitor Truxton Canyon’s progress in resolving the contamination and operational problems."
Truxton will need to pay $40,298 per year to cover the loan and its associated costs. These will be passed on to customers in the form of an additional fee of $2.17 per month.
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