Arizona Corporate Commission calls emergency meeting after dozen


Arizona Corporate Commission calls emergency meeting after dozens' water service disrupted


YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – Customers of Green Acres Water Company in Yuma will have their water turned back on, thanks to the Arizona Corporate Commission.

The ACC held an emergency meeting December 31, 2013, after dozens of Green Acres Water Co.'s customers found themselves without water services.

As 13 On Your Side first reported in June, Green Acres was slapped with multiple violations from Arizona's Department of Environmental Quality.

Company owner Todd Brandenburger failed to comply with ADEQ requirements, then unexpectedly shut off the water Tuesday night and locked the pump stations—affecting more than 50 households.

Without service, customers were not able to flush toilets within their homes, giving rise to a substantial health and safety risk.

According to a New York Times report, Green Acres Water Co., which is based out of Somerton, provides water services for a total of 210 households in Yuma County.

Disrupting water services also violates Arizona Corporate Commission rules that all public service corporations must follow.

The ACC held an emergency meeting Tuesday to restore service.

Green Acres Water Co. is one of 33 water services in Yuma County. 

A proposed order has been filed with the ACC, stating that staff recommends the ACC orders Brandenburger to stop disrupting the operations of Green Acres Water Co.

This same order recommends interim manager Nancy Miller be authorized to take direct action necessary to make sure water is not disrupted or shut off again.

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