George H. JOhnson

Johnson Utilities

Solar powered 

Johnson Utilities located in Pinal County, Arizona, was built by George Johnson in 1997. It has continued to grow and now delivers water to approximately 10,000 homes and serves about 30,000 customers. Johnson Utilities is now the largest private water company in Arizona.


Johnson Utilities is also the first water company in the state to use solar energy to fully power a waste-water treatment facility.  More than 5,400 solar panels were installed over 6 acres of property surrounding its waste-water plant in Anthem at Merrill Ranch, a master-planned community north of Florence. It was the first entity in the state to use solar energy in such a way, and represents a move away from fossil fuels.  It is also Johnson’s second solar project, the first – on a nearby site – uses solar power to run a well and potable water treatment plant.