Water safety instructors needed in Apache Junction

Looking for a fun part-time summer job? Do you like working with kids? Do you like swimming? The City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is looking for energetic staff members to teach swim lessons this summer. All water safety instructors must hold a current certification in order to be hired by the city. […]

Authority to engage in utility business topic of Apache Junction council executive sessions

Getting into the sewer and/or water utility business appears to be a topic of the Apache Junction City Council’s April 1-2 closed-door executive sessions with the city’s attorneys. The Apache Junction City Council is to meet in executive session, which is not open to the public, at 6 p.m. Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April […]

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 […]

Idaho Road, Lost Dutchman to McKellips closed Jan. 29-30 due to water-main break

Due to a water-main break beneath the roadway, Idaho Road from Lost Dutchman Boulevard to McKellips Road is closed. The closure started at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, and is to last until approximately noon on Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to a release. It is a full roadway closure. No vehicle travel will be possible […]

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 […]

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 apachejunctionindependent.com/news/regional-water-recharge-project-partners-seeking-apache-junction-site.

Apache Junction water district board approves $452,000 in equipment, coating

An emergency power generator, protective coating for inside a one-million-gallon tank and water pre-treatment equipment costing more than $452,000 were recently approved for a district providing water to 8 square miles of Apache Junction. Apache Junction City Council members, serving as the Apache Junction Water Utilities Community Facilities District board, voted 7-0 Sept. 18 to […]