Water Utility Expert Witness To Opine in Arizona Water Case

Paradise Valley will hire an engineering expert witness and a water utility expert witness with expertise in water rates as the town prepares to intervene in Arizona American Water Co.’s next rate case before the Arizona Corporation Commission. Arizona American serves nearly 5,000 customers in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale through its Paradise Valley Water District. It is one of three water suppliers for the town, which has no municipal service. Instead, residents and commercial facilities, including resorts, contract with Arizona American, the Berneil Water Co. or Phoenix.

Arizona American is expected to file its rate request next week, with the commission expected to hear it early next year, said Councilwoman Pam Kirby, who chairs Paradise Valley’s Water Utilities Committee. Town residents, resorts and other users served by the private water company could see their bills jump by 20 percent or more if new rates are approved.

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