YUMA, Ariz. – The Arizona Corporation Commission wants to know if you have any questions or concerns with water and power in Yuma county.
Commissioner of ACC, Andy Tobin, is doing an eight month tour called, “Rural Corp Comm Tour” which started Tuesday morning at Yuma City Hall.
Tobin says rural Arizonans need to keep themselves educated, “People in rural Arizona don’t see these things going on and I think those are important that they understand what the corporation commission is doing how are these things moving along, who is voting on these.”
The Civic Academy and Educational Seminar at City Hall had several utility companies in Yuma County do presentations.
Nancy Miller of Sunstate Environmental Services says there are concerns she has, “Issues with the stress water companies, absentee owners there is a great deal of worry because there is no funding to help take care of these plants. If something major happens like a water tank falls apart they aren’t going to have any water.”
Miller who also presented at the event says there is a lack of local resources to address utility emergencies in Yuma County. She also adds that a major disaster could potentially leave many folks in the area without water indefinitely.
“We have a lot of water, but the main lines are completely clogged so these folks that are situated in the these particular home areas turn on the system and they don’t have water and this can go on for days,” said Miller.