Residents in New River and Desert Hills communities have faced declining water supplies in recent years. The wells these communities rely on are no longer able to provide an adequate supply of water and in some cases, no longer provide water at all. To supplement the declining water supply, residents have relied on water delivered by private water haulers, currently supplied from a municipal fire hydrant. Desert Hills and New River residents have been notified that this source of water will no longer be available to them.
As Anthem's water provider, we have been asked and have agreed to explore options to help these neighboring communities by providing a safe and reliable source of water. The best and quickest way to do that is by building a water station accessible to state-licensed water hauling providers and local residents who have established accounts with EPCOR.