Public Notice – Verrado WRF draft AZPDES permit (AZ0026794)


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 issue 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. 16-01 Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Published on the Northern Arizona Gazette

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0026794
EPCOR Water Arizona, Inc.
Verrado Water Reclamation Facility (WRF)
2355 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 300
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

EPCOR Water Arizona, Inc. applied for a new AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 0.83 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Verrado WRF to an unlisted tributary, eventual tributary to the Gila River in the Middle Gila River Basin in Township 2 N, Range 2 W, Section 30, in Maricopa County, Arizona. The Verrado WRF is a privately owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential and commercial sources in Verrado. Sewage sludge is sent to a municipal solid waste landfill for disposal.

The permit and fact sheet may be viewed online at 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 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 Jacqueline Maye, 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-A908(B).