La Paz County District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor attended a hearing of the Arizona Corporation Commission at which Brooke Water, the water utility serving the Parker Strip, made its case to be allowed to be acquired by a much larger company called EPCOR. In a letter to the Commission, Minor said he had concerns about the proposed sale, which largely centered around proposed price hikes for Brooke customers of up to 40 percent.
The utility has had a tumultuous time with customers in recent years due to aging infrastructure and customer service issues. The sale would potentially relieve the issues but come with higher costs for homeowners.
For your convenience, Parker Live is including here both days of the hearing in Phoenix, AZ with Minor giving testimony on his own behalf and examining witnesses.
The Commission must vote in favor for the sale to go ahead.