Booster station installation to be considered by Apache Junction Water District

A contract to construct and install a new 800-amp service entrance section and 600kW generator at booster station No. 2 and well No. 6, 575 E. Baseline Ave., is to be considered March 16 by the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District board. The generator is on order and is expected to be delivered […]

Apache Junction water district explains 2 ‘significant’ deficiencies ADEQ found in site visit

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality on a Dec. 12, 2018, site visit to Apache Junction water district facilities found deficiencies — one “minor” and two “significant,” which is the top category of severity, according to online records. An air screen was the wrong size mesh, the water district couldn’t show that its ferric chloride […]

Apache Junction water district informing customers on updated sample results

Customers of the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District will be receiving communication regarding an update on sample results of a compound found during routine testing of water in the district system. The water is safe to drink and no action is needed by customers. Previously a sample from one of the district testing […]

Online records: ADEQ finds 2 ‘significant’ deficiencies at Apache Junction water district

[Corrections: The first sentence of this story and the headline incorrectly stated that the deficiencies were found at the Superstition Area Water Plant. They were found at other Apache Junction water district sites. The Independent regrets the errors and any confusion they may have caused. See the latest story at] The Arizona Department of […]

Paper of record: The stories that defined Apache Junction, Gold Canyon in 2018

In 2018 the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent covered the ins and outs of the city of Apache Junction and the unincorporated Pinal County community of Gold Canyon, offering reporting of local issues. Issues like the school district going from a four-day school week to a five-day one, whether or not Gold Canyon residents would like […]

Tests show trihalomethanes levels higher than current standard in Apache Junction Water District

For the second time in two years, an exceedance of total trihalomethanes was found during testing of water in the Apache Junction Water District. The water is safe to drink and no action is needed by customers, the district said in letters sent to water users. In July 2017 one of four samples analyzing for […]

Jorgensens: Watchdog water-quality story very informative; write more about trihalomethanes

My wife and I read your watchdog report on the Apache Junction water tests that showed higher than standard levels of trihalomethanes. Could you please continue with an article on where people can bring their water to have it tested, what water filters filter out the trihalomethanes, how much water must be consumed to be […]

Blanco: Incorrect statements, discrepancies in article on Apache Junction water district

Just wanted to follow up on the December 2018 Independent watchdog report on trihalomethanes (“Tests show trihalomethanes levels higher than current standard in Apache Junction Water District,” on the front page of the December 2018 issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent). There are few incorrect statements and some discrepancies in Mr. Dyer’s article: The […]

Paul: Thank you for thorough examination of water-recharge issue

On “Regional Water Recharge Project partners seeking Apache Junction site,” this was a very thorough examination of this issue. Thank you for writing it. Haley Paul Policy manager National Audubon Society | Audubon Arizona Phoenix Editor’s note: Thank you for the letter. The story is at

Regional Water Recharge Project partners seeking Apache Junction site

Utilities serving Queen Creek, Apache Junction and Gold Canyon have formed a regional partnership to find and construct a nearby site to recharge groundwater to obtain long-term storage credits. The regional water recharge project is in its infancy, with officials meeting three times since the beginning of the year. Despite remnants of hurricanes Rosa and […]