Electric Power

Arizona Public Service

Arizona Public Service (APS) provides electric power to most of the City of Show Low and areas immediately to the north. The primary power source is the APS owned coal-fueled 995 MW Cholla Power Plant located 50 miles north of Show Low in Joseph City.

Navopache Electric Cooperative

Navopache Electric Cooperative provides electric power to portions of the City of Show Low and to the areas immediately to the south, west, and east. Navopache purchases its power from PNM Resources of Albuquerque, NM. PNM Resources has a current generating capacity of 2,650 MW and uses a balanced mix of fuel sources including coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables.

Natural Gas

Unisource Energy Services provides natural gas service to Show Low and southern Navajo County via an 8-foot pipeline originating near Holbrook, AZ.


The City of Show Low water system can produce up to 7 MGD (based on 24-hour per day production). Average daily consumption is 4.2 MGD in the summer and 1.8 MGD in the winter.  The city has 17 water sources, so unlike many Arizona communities, Show Low has an abundant water supply.

Waste Water

The City of Show Low is planning a new waste water treatment plant set for construction in 2014.  The city will then have the capacity to treat 2.54 MGD (currently treating 0.980 MGD). 


Show Low has a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure through 2 providers: Frontier Communications and Sparklight. Capabilities include:
  • Digital switching
  • Fiber optic network
  • Metro Ethernet
  • T-1, T-3, OC-3, OC-48 (to carry T-1, T-3 and OC-3)