CBS 5 has called Johnson Utilities several times over the past two days. No one has responded to our messages or emails about the contaminated water. On Sunday, CBS 5 drove to the company's office in the San Tan Valley and couldn't find anyone.
This is the second time Johnson Utilities, L.L.C. has been the source of controversy for contaminated drinking water.
The water company found high levels of nitrate in two of their wells that have been turned off, according to the utility's website.
"The wells serve the San Tan Heights Subdivision and theSkyline Subdivision west of Gary Rd. and south of Skyline Dr. If you do not live in these two subdivisions, this notice does not apply to you. Wells serving the remainder of our operating area have nitrate levels below the standard."
The company said the water sample results received on Dec. 27, 2012, showed nitrate levels above the standard.
"Nitrate in drinking water is a serious health concern for infants less than six months old," reads the warning on their website.
The company also urges people not to boil, freeze, or filter the water because it does not reduce the nitrate level.
According to the site, the company is issuing a warning for 24 hours and wants customers to follow the warning until the all clear is given.
Heather Batty is the mother of a 2-year-old daughter. She said she's fed up with Johnson Utilities' lack of urgency when it comes to notifying the community about problems with the water.
"If we had the option of going to another water company we would have done it already," said Batty.
Johnson Utilities has been under scrutiny before. In August, the company alerted its customers of a possible E. coli contamination. The company later released a statement that said E. Coli was not detected during a retesting process, but that one sample tested positive for coliform.
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