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Our value beyond clean water and safe, reliable energy

Through operations and capital investments, we distribute economic value to a wide range of stakeholders. In 2020, we distributed more than $2.6 billion in economic value to stakeholders. 

Creating value across North America

When we bring new development to an area, many people benefit. It creates jobs, generates revenue of suppliers, and boosts tax bases for governments. In addition, we always invest in our communities, and that benefits everyone.​​

Bringing natural gas servic​​e to Ontario's Southern Bruce regio​n

 

​After several years of planning, community engagement, and regulatory work, we began construction on a new natural gas distribution system for the Southern Bruce region of Ontario in 2019. For the first time in the region's history, residents, farms and businesses in the area will enjoy the comforts and convenience of natural gas services. 

We​ connected and energized a series of industrial customers in August 2020 and did the same for residential and business customers in the communities of Kincardine, Arran-Elderslie, Tiverton and the Township of Huron-Kinloss in November 2020. For customers who previously used propane, electricity or oil for home heating, natural gas service substantially lowers their utility costs.

​Improving service and sup​porting growth in Arizona's San Tan Valle​y

 

​In October 2020, we announced an agreement had been reached to acquire Johnson Utilities, where we had been acting as interim manager since 2018. Our operations in San Tan Valley provide water and wastewa​ter services for customers in a 160-square-mile service area in one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. 

Regulators and customers welcomed the news that EPCOR would become owner and operator of the system. 

Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Lea Marquez-Peterson observed that the sale to EPCOR “will ensure residents of San Tan Valley have safe and reliable water and wastewater service moving forward and allow critical economic development in the area to continue.” 

San Tan Valley attorney Court Rich told the Arizona Republic that having EPCOR as owner would “unlock immense economic potential and job-creating potential. The entire region will benefit.” 

By March of 2021, we had announced the start of an expansion of the Pecan Water Reclamation Plant. The project will increase the facility's capacity by 1 million gallons per day and replace the poorly maintained parts of the facility where the wastewater treatment process begins. 

The project is part of more than $138 million in infrastructure improvements that will be needed over the next three years, including the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility to serve customers.