Member Update

Member Update – September 2020

As part of our effort to keep information flowing through the current pandemic/social distancing situation, the board of directors of your water company would like to provide you with this update:

  1. Transfer of assets from ICRWUA to ICWC – New water Company

Just to refresh members’ memories, the intention of this action is to legally disassociate the water utility from a legacy HOA in a portion of the Inscription Canyon development, and the potential liability and improper use of ratepayer funds that the current legal association poses.

Following the ACC administrative hearing on July 6th, we have been awaiting the recommendation and order from Judge Marc Stern on our request to transfer all assets, membership, water distribution rights etc.  from the ICR Water Users association to a new entity, the Inscription Canyon Water company.

On September 8th we received his ruling, which was in favor of the transfer. A link to the recommendation and administrative court order is as follows: https://docket.images.azcc.gov/E000008804.pdf

Our docket will now be added to the next public session of the State Corporation Commission in Phoenix for review and anticipated approval. The current schedule for this is September 22nd.

  1. System Operations and maintenance

As noted on the website last month, a number of supply upsets occurred on the TRR side of the system. One 10 year old pump had to be replaced and a number of electrical issues (mostly lightning caused) also caused service quality incidents. All systems are running properly now and as the amount of storm activity decreases the systems will be far less at risk.

  1. Hydrology studies

The wellfield report on the ICR wells was posted to the website a couple of weeks ago. It showed consistent production and recovery characteristics from past tests. The new lease for the next 25 years is now active and the aquifer that we draw water from shows no signs of stress or reduction in volume or depth.

The capacity and sufficiency study on the TRR wellfield is currently in process. Results should be available next month. With the residential growth and irrigation volumes supported by that wellfield, it’s pumping production is getting closer to maximum capacity during the hottest and driest times of the year. Remember that residential needs always have priority over landscaping and the golf course. The good news is that tests show that the aquifer has plenty of capacity and replenishes very quickly.

Your ICRWUA/ICWC Board of Directors

ABOUT ICRWUA

ICR Water Users Association was formed as a non-profit water company in 1995.

At the time, the company served a territory including the Inscription Canyon Subdivision, under authority of and regulation by the Arizona Corporation Commission.

The water company is owned by members within the subdivisions it serves. It presently is governed by a five-member board of directors elected by the members. The board members are volunteers, elected for a two-year term. Day to day management, (including billing and accounting) and water systems operations are provided under contract agreements. The Association has no employees. Read more >>

Board of Directors

President: Bob Hilb
Vice President of Operations: Mark Armstrong
Director: Vacant
Secretary: Randy Joly
Treasurer: Giles Howard

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