A pure play water resource management company Global Water Resources Inc has entered into a master utility agreement with Nikola Corporation to provide water and wastewater services to Nikola’s new manufacturing plant in Coolidge in Arizona adjacent to Inland Port Arizona. Nikola broke ground on its manufacturing facility where it plans to make hydrogen powered and battery powered Class 8 semi trucks. Nikola plans to complete the initial phase of construction by mid-2021, with the follow on phases completed within the next 12-18 months. Global Water plans to submit the regulatory filing for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity permit in the first quarter of 2021. The permit would establish Global Water as the exclusive provider of water, wastewater and recycled water services to the new facility.
The Nikola site is located adjacent to Inland Port Arizona, a 2,700-acre mega site that is 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 where Global Water recently received a CC&N permit from the Arizona Corporation Commission to exclusively provide water, wastewater, and recycled water services.