Arizona American Water serves Anthem on the east side of I-17 and has been granted 2 rate increases by the Arizona Corporation Commission during the past 3 years - these have more than doubled the monthly cost of water. The issue is about the community's homeowners being charged for the water facility's infrastructure, that was built with funds advanced by the community's developer.
There are currently two class action lawsuits on behalf of the homeowners pending against the developer.
We have plenty of water here. It just costs more than anywhere else in the valley. Arizona American Water is making us pay for the cost of their treatment facility. Unfortunately, until the lawsuits are settled, we are stuck.
Once you pick a Buyer's agent, they can help you get answers specific to a given property, or you can call the water company to ask questions.