Florence AZPDES renewal permit


Pursuant to the Clean Water Act and in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R18-9-A907, the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) proposes to renew an Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Permit to discharge pollutants to Waters of the United States to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:

Public Notice No.15-64                      Published on June 18, 2015
Published in Florence Reminder

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0025208
Town of Florence- South Wastewater Treatment Plant
P.O. Box 2670
Florence, AZ 85232

The Town of Florence applied for renewal of an AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 2.5 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Town of Florence South Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Gila River in the Middle Gila River Basin in Township 4 S, Range 9 E, Section 34, in Pinal County, Arizona. The Town of Florence South Wastewater Treatment Plant is a publicly owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential and commercial sources in the town of Florence and the Florence Prison System. Sludge is treated in sludge digesters, then pumped to a belt press and disposed of at the Apache Junction Landfill Corporation in Pinal County. The WWTP also receives and treats sludge from the North Florence WWTP.

The permit and fact sheet may be viewed online at http://www.azdeq.gov/cgi-bin/vertical.pl by typing the permit number in the box left of “Search Event”. The public notice and related documentation also are available for public review, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the ADEQ Records Center, 1110 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona, 85007. In Phoenix, please call (602) 771-4380 or e-mail recordscenter@azdeq.gov 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment to review the file.

Persons may submit comments or request a public hearing on the proposed action in writing, to Richard Mendolia, Water Permits Section, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, 1110 W. Washington St., 5415B-3, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. All written comments received by ADEQ by the close of business on the date 30 days after publication of this notice will be considered in the final permit decision. A public hearing request must be in writing and must include the reasons for such request. If there is a significant degree of public interest, the Director will hold a hearing in accordance with A.A.C. R18-9-908(B).