Big Park Wastewater Treatment Plant Pollutant Discharge 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 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. 16-09 Published on August 28, 2015
Published in the Verde Independent

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0024082
Big Park Domestic Wastewater Improvement District (DWID)
Big Park Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
117 E. Gurley Street, #206
Prescott, AZ 86301

The Big Park Domestic DWID applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 0.7 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Big Park WWTP to an unnamed wash, tributary to Jacks Canyon Wash in the Verde River Basin in Township 16 N, Range 6 E, Section 19, in Yavapai County, Arizona. The Big Park WWTP is a privately owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential sources in Big Park. Sludge is hauled to sludge drying beds off-site to Greywolf Landfill in Dewey, Arizona for disposal. Variances from the Verde River standards for nitrogen and phosphorus are proposed in the draft permit.

The permit and fact sheet may be viewed online here 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).