Due to receiving numerous Agua Fria District Customer complaints, the ACC has directed EPCOR to make a filing that responds to the Customers’ issues including discussion of various rate design options to address those concerns.
Upon review of the recent Agua Fria District Customer Complaints submitted to the ACC relating to their “Waste Water” concerns, it is clear they set the parameters pertaining to cost, consolidation and deconsolidation of the areas and municipalities directly impacted. The complaints and remedies noted did not mention consolidation of all EPCOR customers system wide.
From a Sun City perspective, we agree with previous ACC determinations that it would not be in the public’s best interest to implement a full EPCOR system consolidation.
Over time the cost causers were expanded due to the dramatic expansion of the NW Valley. Sun City was built out in the mid – eighties while other independent communities and municipalities continued their development growth. A number of communities were developed without a viable long-term plan; as a result overburdening future owners with exorbitantly high rate structures.
To now demand the Sun City Retirement Community bail out these other areas for poor choices is unreasonable. If it wasn’t in the public’s best interest to fully consolidate two years ago, it certainly isn’t prudent today.
We urge the ACC to remove such a move from consideration.