Michael Loggins new director at Apache Junction Water District

Michael Loggins, an 18-year veteran of water engineering and management, has been named the new director of the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District. The water district, which is separate from the city government, serves about one-third of the city’s population with 15,204 customers. The Apache Junction City Council serves as the water district’s […]

Water quality report available for Apache Junction district

The Apache Junction Water District’s 2018 water quality report is available for viewing. Go to ajwaterdistrict.org/water-quality-reports-2 Customers can also request a printed copy by calling 480-982-6030 or visiting the water district office at 300 E. Superstition Blvd., Building D, in Apache Junction. The annual report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, provides detailed information […]

Water rates to go up 5% in Apache Junction district

The base rate for customers of the Apache Junction Water District is slated to increase 5%, according to the proposed 2019-20 budget. A public hearing on next fiscal year’s $22,381,596 budget is 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the council chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd. Customers outside the city limits, who are in unincorporated Pinal […]

Water quality report available for Apache Junction district

The Apache Junction Water District’s 2018 water quality report is available for viewing. Go to ajwaterdistrict.org/water-quality-reports-2 Customers can also request a printed copy by calling 480-982-6030 or visiting the water district office at 300 E. Superstition Blvd., Building D, in Apache Junction. The annual report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, provides detailed information […]

Water district board meets April 16 in Apache Junction council chambers

An intergovernmental agreement with Salt River Project for a recovery wells permit is slated to be discussed at the Tuesday, April 16, meeting of the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District board. Apache Junction City Council members serve as the water utilities community facilities district board. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday in […]

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 apachejunctionindependent.com/news/apache-junction-water-district-explains-2-significant-deficiencies-adeq-found-in-site-visit.] 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 […]