November 8, 2017 | —¬†The Arizona Corporation Commission yesterday approved a water rate request by the utility EPCOR for service to rural residents via a water-hauling station tentatively planned to be built on Anthem property. The nod is one of two green lights EPCOR needs to provide water to New River and Desert Hills residents.

The Anthem Community Council is expected to decide at its Nov. 15 meeting whether to lease the 1-acre plot to EPCOR. The two parties are working on several details of the proposal prior to any final decision by Anthem.

The Corporation Commission approved a rate of $9.55 per one thousand gallons. Water haulers would then charge free-market rates to deliver the water.

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