Global Water Resources to provide water services to new manufacturing facility in Arizona

(UC) — Global Water Resources Inc. has received a certificate of convenience and a permit from the Arizona Corporation Commission to provide water, wastewater and recycled water services to Procter & Gamble Co.’s (P&G) new manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Arizona.

According to the ACA, P&G plans to complete a land acquisition this month, begin construction in 2023, and for the facility to be operational by 2025. It will represent a $500 million investment by P&G and is expected to create about 500 new jobs.

“The new facility represents another major anchor to the Inland Port Arizona industrial mega-site, joining the new Nikola manufacturing plant that began production earlier this year,” Ron Fleming, Global Water Resources president and CEO, said. “As more large facilities locate to this area, it enables the efficient deployment of infrastructure and integrated utility operations designed to provide safe, reliable and sustainable utility solutions for the entire region.”

The facility will be located on 427 acres at Inland Port Arizona, a 2,700-acre mega-site currently under development by Saint Holdings. Inland Port Arizona falls within a 3.4 square mile region in the central Arizona corridor between Tucson and Phoenix.

“With a leading manufacturer such as P&G locating to Inland Port Arizona, we expect the facility’s development and operation to stimulate further interest in our industrial mega-site, which will also attract commercial and residential growth to the region,” Jackob Andersen, Saint Holdings president, said. “All of this economic activity generates job and population growth, with people relocating to Coolidge and the surrounding Pinal County region to support these facilities.”

Global Water will now work directly with P&G to provide water, wastewater and recycled water services to the planned manufacturing facility. Based upon P&G’s stated schedule, Global Water expects to begin detailed design and permitting in 2023. Construction will commence thereafter, with a servicing goal of 2025. Global Water may begin providing construction water as soon as late 2023.

P&G’s decision to build its facility at Inland Port came after several other manufacturers located to Pinal County, including electric vehicle manufacturers, Lucid and Nikola; semiconductor leader Chang Chun Arizona; aircraft services leader eCube; iconic brand Kohler; and battery innovator Cirba Solutions. The increased manufacturing activity has brought thousands of new jobs to Pinal County through direct production and supply chain operations.


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