Oppose Reconsolidation with the Agua Fria Wastewaster District
No Agua Fria petitioner has proposed reconsolidation of the Anthem/Agua Fria Wastewater District.Sun City West is adjacent to Corte Bella, shares treatment facilities, and has approximately 15,000 customers to share wastewater costs.Sun City West residents, who enjoy among the lowest water and wastewater rates in the State, unfairly pay significantly less than Corte Bella residents for the same service from the same facility. A consolidation with Sun City West would seem a fair and reasonable solution for elevated Agua Fria wastewater rates.On the contrary, reconsolidating Anthem back into the Agua Fria Wastewater District would cause the roughly 8,600 Anthem residents, who already pay among the highest combined water and wastewater rates in the State, to pay $2.4 million annual subsidy for costs undisputedly related to Agua Fria’s geographically remote wastewater treatment facilities that we do not now and will not ever use. Reconsolidation of the Anthem/Agua Fria Wastewater District is clearly not the right solution for Anthem or Agua Fria.
For the reasons stated above, the undersigned will vigorously and publicly oppose any effort by the Commission to reconsolidate the Anthem/Agua Fria Wastewater District.