Canada’s EPCOR Acts on Arizona Water Cuts

27 Feb 2023
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After more than a year of warnings, Rio Verde Foothills, an unincorporated community of 500 households in northern Maricopa County, Arizona, was recently cut off from its primary water source: commercially hauled water from nearby Scottsdale, Arizona. Amid the ongoing supply shortage in the Colorado River Basin, the city of Scottsdale codified a Drought Management Plan that bans hauling water beyond the city limits. 

As such, the Rio Verde Foothills community is considering EPCOR, Arizona’s largest investor-owned utility, as a potential water provider. 

In this Research Note:

  • EPCOR increasingly involved in Arizona water management concerns
  • Drought conditions magnify underinvestment and fragmentation, paving way for IOUs
  • Arizona’s competitive landscape heats up with new market entrants

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