All public water systems (community and non-transient non-community [excluding State or Federally owned]) serving less then
10,000 people are required to participate in the program. Each system is charged a modest base fee ($250) and a small amount
per service connection ($2.57 per connection) annually. These monies are deposited into a fund which is then used to hire a
private contractor through the State procurement bid process to collect, transport, analyze and report results of baseline samples
to the systems and ADEQ. The fee fund allows the water systems to gain economies of scale when contracting for large volumes of
sampling and ensures the proper water quality monitoring is conducted.
In an ongoing effort to assist public water systems with the notification requirements of R18-4-303(B) of the Arizona Administrative
Code (A.A.C.), the Monitoring Assistance Program (MAP) provides a postage paid update card to each MAP system on an annual basis. The
purpose of this update card is to obtain basic public water system-related information (e.g., population served, number of connection),
which system owners are required by rule to report annually to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The MAP update
card was revised in 2013 to include the current information on file and requests that you review and revise any incorrect information.
Click to view a sample MAP update card.
The program samples for regulated volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), regulated synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs), and regulated
inorganic chemicals (IOCs). Because of the efficiency of the program and the cost-effectiveness of the economies of scale involved,
the program was expanded in recent years to include asbestos, radionuclides, nitrite, nitrate, sulfate (in the past) and nickel.
The Monitoring Assistance Program (MAP) does not monitor for bacteria, lead and copper or disinfection byproducts. Testing for
these contaminants remains the responsibility of public water systems. Individual systems are also responsible for increased
monitoring that may be necessary. MAP will not sample for increased monitoring required by either a Trigger or MCL (maximum contaminant
level) result revealed by a base line sample.
The tables below contain the monitoring schedules for systems participating in the program. Please note not all MAP systems will
need sampling in a given year except for nitrate. If, after reviewing these schedules, you feel that the information for your system
is incorrect, please contact the Drinking Water Section at (800) 234-5677 and ADEQ will assist in making any necessary corrections.
Monitoring Assistance Program (MAP) FAQs Brochure
Detailed Monitoring Schedules 2013 RFP (Updated March 2013)