Metropolitan Water District Unlawful Retaliation CONTINUES-Tucson Metro Water

Metropolitan Water District Unlawful Retaliation CONTINUES-Tucson “Metro Water”

The Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors Minutes from the March 14, 2016 Board Meeting were partially posted on  This is the MetroWaterBoard Meeting that Donovan Hemway attended and publicly read a prepared statement into the minutes during the Call to the Public portion regarding the continued Unlawful Retaliation at Customer’s Expense by the Metropolitan Water District board.   Below is Metro Water District’s Legal Counsel John C. Hinderaker / Board of Director’s response to Donovan Hemway’s public statement to Metro Water’s March 14, 2016 Board of Director’s meeting.  It is an interesting fact that Mr.Hemway’s statement either whole or in part was not included in the Board Meeting minutes for public inspection or disclosure, although the Metro Water Board was provided with a printed copy of the statement.

“II. General Comments from the Public
Donovan Hemway, a Tucson Metropolitan Domestic Water District Resident, distributed and read 3 minutes of prepared comments recounting his grievances and ‘personal opinions’ about six claims he brought against the District over the past three and a half years.” Metro Water District General Counsel John C. Hinderaker explained that while there have been multiple claims brought against the District  (Metro Water District Tucson) by Mr. Hemway, “each of those claims have been dismissed with no adverse findings against the District.”- a statement that Hon. J. Wohl, Hon C. Cornelio, and Hon. Cheif Justice R. C. Collins may have a differing ‘opinion’ about (each of these Judges ruled against Metro Water District in three separate courts)

Please take a moment and re-read Donovan Hemway’s statement that he read at the March 14, 2016 Metro Water’s Board of Director’s meeting.   Then YOU decide if the minutes from your Metro Water Tucson Board Meeting represent the facts or an ‘opinion’ that Mr.Hinderaker would like to present.


Posted March 29, 2016

As Metro Water Customers we are paying to have, and have the right to expect; safe, honest, and lawful behavior from our Metro Water District board and management. Customers of Metro Water may not have been aware of what they are really paying for.   The following statement was read into the minutes at the Metro Board Meeting on March 14, 2016 by Donovan Hemway.  

For more than 3 ½ years Metro Water District board members Daniel Offret, James Doyle, Judy Scrivener, and Bryan Foulk, DDS are directing and have directed multiple law firms and counsel to violate ethical rules and legal statutes with these results:

  • The State of Arizona Industrial Commission and U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division have conducted investigations and found Metro Water District Managers and Counsel to have submitted falsified documents and untrue statements.
  • ADOSH has cited Metro Water District for safety disregard in violation of the Arizona Industrial Commission’s General Duty clause.
  • Five ADOSH Commissioners, having reviewed over 40 hours of evidence and testimony found unanimously that Metro Water District submitted false statements and documents and engaged in unlawful retaliation against an employee.
  • Honorable Judge Jacqueline Wohl ruled against the false statements and documents submitted to her by Metro Water District employees and Counsel in ICA court through the firm of Jones, Skelton, and Hochuli.
  • Honorable Judge Carmine Cornelio ruled against the false statements and documents submitted to him by Metro Water District employees and Counsel in Pima County Superior Court through the firm of Lewis and Roca (now Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber).
  • Honorable Chief Justice Raner C. Collins ruled against the false statements and documents submitted to him by Metro Water District employees and Counsel in U.S. District Court of Arizona through the firm of Graif, Barrett, and Matura.
  • Metro Water Customers and employees have the right to consult public record and their legal counsel to determine if they are entitled to recover damages resulting from this board’s reprehensible actions.

Metro Water Board’s unmistakably deliberate, unacceptable and continuing effort to unlawfully retaliate against this Metro Water Customer does little to improve Metro Water District reputation, legal standing, liability exposure, WIFA compliance, Municipal bond rating, attorney bar status, or public trust.

Metropolitan Water District’s stated focus on decreasing claims cost and number of claims can certainly be better achieved by adhering to State and Federal laws intended to protect your workers from unlawful, unsafe, and occasionally egregious actions of their managers, HR, and current district board members rather than by having your workers pressured to quit, having them fired after they sustain injury, and retaliating against them with law firm after law firm for requesting that Metro Water District find compliance with responsible, ethical and lawful requirements.

You may direct polite reply to district resident Donovan Hemway at Box 812, Cortaro AZ 85652 or please call (520) 990-3650.


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Metro Water Tucson – Metro Water – Tucson Metro Water District

Tucson Metro Water District (Metro Water Tucson) was formed in 1992 and was formerly “Metro Water Company” before its formation as Metropolitan Domestic Water Improvement District of Pima County.

Metro Water serves roughly 20,000 households throughout the Casas Adobes, Hub, Thim, Diablo Village, Arboles Viejo, and E&T (Ethel and Tom Water Co.) direct-pay service areas. Metro Water District (Metro Water) was founded with the concept in mind that Metro Water residents wanted to have control of their water quality and cost, and could do so through elected representatives of the Metro Water Board. Unlawful retaliation at customer expense against customers and employees along with the METRO WATER RATE INCREASES to fund unlawful retaliation IS NOT WHAT METRO WATER RATEPAYERS WANT and is a practice that should be discontinued immediately. Misuse of public funds by elected officials is unwise, unwelcome, and may result in restitution payment to the ratepayers and other individuals affected.

Metro Water Tucson has affiliations with the AWWA (American Water Works Association), SAWUA (Southern Arizona Water Utilities Association), AZWater (Arizona Water Association) , CAWCD (Central Arizona Water Conservation District), and CAP (Central Arizona Project).

The Metropolitan Domestic Water Improvement District of Pima County (MDWID), or Metro Water Tucson, has an elected board of five members. Each of these Metro Water Board Members serves a term of four years, with monthly meetings held at the Metro Water office in Tucson located at 6265 N. La Canada. Metro Water Board Members are PIMA COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS responsible for directing Metro Water in all areas of ethical, environmental, fiduciary, and legal compliance.

Metro Water Tucson Office directs fifty or less employees, and does business with local contractors as well as those having offices outside of Metro Water Tucson’s area. Metro Water employs the Law firms of Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, Christi LLP (formerly Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber and previously Lewis and Roca before merging with a Colo. Firm), Jones, Skelton and Hochuli, and Graif, Barrett and Matura (Criminal defense attorneys of great notoriety representing the infamous Colo. City convicted Warren Jeffs.) Public relations companies such as GCJPR (Gordon C James Public Relations), LP&G Marketing, and other PR firms (under lobbying and legal services expenses) handle a strong public relations task for Metro Water to maintain the image as directed by the Metro Water Board. Metro Water legal compliance is the responsibility of the firms receiving ratepayer direct-pay funding and direction from the Metro Water Tucson Board of Directors in Tucson Az.

Metro Water’s legal counsel are members of the AZBAR (Arizona State Bar Association) and bear the responsibility for maintaining the Tucson Metro Water District’s compliance with rules and statutes enforceable under the various jurisdictions of State and Federal agencies such as The United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, Attorney General’s Office Civil rights Division, Arizona Department of Safety and Health (ADOSH)/ Arizona Industrial Commission of Arizona (AZICA.GOV) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Metro Water legal counsel works closely with the legal Divisions of these agencies when tasked with obtaining the best possible outcome desired by Metro Water’s elected Board of Directors and with indifference to victims of MetroWater Unlawful Retaliation and customers of our Arizona water community unaware of how the ongoing rate increases are being misused.  How much longer must we Direct-Pay the rate-increases of Unlawful-Retaliation and do you know a member of the Metro Water Finance Oversight

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