Water Quality Division: Engineering Review: Application Fees

There are various fees for the reviewing and approving of drinking water distributions systems, wastewater systems and subdivisions.

Drinking water distribution system fees only apply to Approval to Construct application reviews. There is no fee to obtain the Approval of Construction certificate.

Wastewater system fees only apply to Construction Authorization application reviews. There is no fee to obtain the Discharge Authorization certificate.

There are currently no fees for the review and approval of public and semi-public swimming pools and spas.

A copy of the rules are available from the Arizona Secretary of State ). ADEQ also has prepared Frequently Asked Questions about the fee rules.


Drinking Water Facilities Review
Fee Category Number of Connections or Flow (MGD) Fee (a)
Approval to Construct for a Public Water Distribution System 150 or Less $900
Approval to Construct for a Public Water Distribution System 151 to 300 $1,400
Approval to Construct for a Public Water Distribution System 301 to 450 $1,900
Approval to Construct for a Public Water Distribution System 451 to 600 $2,400
Approval to Construct for a Public Water Distribution System 601 to 750 $2,900
Approval to Construct for a Public Water Distribution System Each additional 150 $500
Water Treatment Plants and Blending Plans < 0.1 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) $1,500
Water Treatment Plants and Blending Plans > 0.1 and < 1.0 MGD $2,000
Water Treatment Plants and Blending Plans > 1.0 and < 5.0 MGD $3,000
Water Treatment Plants and Blending Plans > 5.0 MGD $5,000
Well
(Includes new source approval, if applicable)
Each $1,250
Storage Tank Each $800
Booster Pump Each $800
Main Line Extension
(For minor water line extensions only)
Each $250
Chlorinators/Disinfection Devices Each $250
Extension to Time to Construct
Extensions of time to construct are issued pursuant to A.A.C. R18-5-505(E): the Section states than an Approval to Construct becomes void if construction is not commenced within a specific time period, unless the Department grants an extension of time.
Each 50% of the application fee, not to exceed $500
Priority Review Fee
Priority Review projects require Department authorization prior to filing.
Each Double the standard fee
a. Fees are calculated on a per-unit basis: i.e. a separate fee is assessed for each separate storage tank, booster pump, disinfection device or well. Fees for each application are cumulative: an applicant must pay the total of all pertinent fees.


Sewage Collection System Review (General Permit Type 4.01)
Fee Category Unit Fee (a)
Each Lift Station Each $1,000
Each Depressed Sewer Each $1,000
Force main with design flow less than or equal to 10,000 gallons per day plus each 50,000 gpd increment Design Flow $1,000
Gravity sewer with design flow less than or equal to 10,000 gallons per day plus each 50,000 gpd increment Design Flow $1,000
Sewage Collection System Alternative Design Request Each $750
Realignment of existing sewer for a contiguous project that is less than 300 linear feet with no change in design flow or pipe size Each $500
Maximum Fee per NOI Each $25,000
Courtesy Review with Department Approval
The Department reserves the right to refuse a courtesy review request. The courtesy review fee is based on the applicable fee for the NOI application for the final project. In some cases more than one courtesy review application may be required for a project. The balance (2/3) of the applicable fee will be due when submitting an NOI for the final project. Fees for the final NOI will be based on the components of that submittal and they may not reflect the fee charged in the courtesy review. An NOI application submitted 6 months or more after the Department issues comments on the courtesy review will have to pay 100% of the fee for the project.
One-third of the Standard Fee
Priority Review with Department Approval
The Department reserves the right to refuse a priority review request. The fee for a priority review is double the applicable and maximum fees.
Double the Standard Fee
a. Design flow for fee calculations are based on Table 1. The design flow calculation for fees must be based on the capacity that the sewage collection system is ultimately designed to carry upon full build out, including potential future up stream connections. Example: The fee for a project with a design flow of 110,000 gallons per day is $1,000 for the first 10,000 gpd plus $2,000 for the remaining 100,000 gpd for a total fee of $3,000. A project that includes both gravity sewer and force main will require a separate NOI application for each project.

On-site Wastewater (Septic) treatment - Type 4.02 through 4.22
Fee Category Unit Fee (a)
First type 4 General Permit Each $1,200
Additional Type 4 General Permit Each $500
Interceptor Each $100
Alternative Design Request Each $250
Maximum Fee Per NOI $3,700
Priority Review
The Department reserves the right to refuse a priority review request. The fee for a priority review is double the applicable and maximum fees.
Double the Standard Fee
a. Example: An application for a 4.02 (trench disposal), 4.04, 4.15, and 4.20 the application fee will be $2,700 ($1,200 + $500 + $500 + $500).

On-site Wastewater (Septic) Treatment - Type 4.23 (3,000 to 24,000 gpd)
Fee Category Unit Fee (a)
Initial Fee
Up to three treatment technologies and disposal methods and two on-site wastewater treatment facilities
Each $3,600
Additional On-site Wastewater Treatment Facility above two authorized under the initial fee Each $1,200
Additional treatment or disposal technology above three authorized under the initial fee. Each $500
Interceptor Each $100
Alternative Design Request Each $250
Maximum Fee $7,500
Priority Review
The Department reserves the right to refuse a priority review request. The fee for a priority review is double the applicable and maximum fees.
Double the Standard Fee


Sanitary Facilities for Subdivisions (incorporating sewage collection systems)
Fee Category Number of Lots Fee
Subdivision Incorporating Sewer Systems
If water from a central distribution is not provided to the lot, the fee is one and one-half the applicable fee.
Per 150 $800


Sanitary Facilities for Subdivisions (incorporating on-site wastewater treatment facilities)
Fee Category Number of Lots Fee
Subdivision Incorporating On-site Wastewater Treatment Facilities
If water from a central distribution is not provided to the lot, the fee is one and one-half the applicable fee. Example: The fee for a 25 lot on-site subdivision not incorporating water from a central distribution system would be $1,500 x 1.5 for a total fee of $2,250
10 or Less $500
Subdivision Incorporating On-site Wastewater Treatment Facilities
If water from a central distribution is not provided to the lot, the fee is one and one-half the applicable fee. Example: The fee for a 25 lot on-site subdivision not incorporating water from a central distribution system would be $1,500 x 1.5 for a total fee of $2,250
11 to 50 $1000
Subdivision Incorporating On-site Wastewater Treatment Facilities
If water from a central distribution is not provided to the lot, the fee is one and one-half the applicable fee. Example: The fee for a 25 lot on-site subdivision not incorporating water from a central distribution system would be $1,500 x 1.5 for a total fee of $2,250
Per 50 $1,000


Sanitary Facilities for Condominiums
Fee Category Number of Units Fee
Condominiums
Review of a Sanitary Facilities for Subdivisions application under R18-5-410. Condominiums may incorporate sewage collection systems or on-sites facilities.
Per 150 $1,000


Product Listing for Proprietary Treatment Products
Fee Category Unit Fee
Initial Deposit Per Application $2,000
Hourly Rate Per Hour $122