PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposed AZPDES Renewal Permit for Anthem Wastewater Treatment Plant in Maricopa County

Public Notice No. 21-50

Published in: Record Reporter on April 11, 2022

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0025429

ADEQ proposes to issue an Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) renewal permit to discharge pollutants to Protected Surface Waters to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:


2355 North Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite # 300
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Facility Information

Anthem Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
39920 North Gavilan Peak Parkway
Anthem, Arizona 85086
Maricopa County

EPCOR Water Arizona Inc. applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 3.0 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater, reject water from WTP and also water resulting from the membrane cleaning process from the Anthem WWTP to the unnamed wash, tributary to Deadman’s Wash, tributary to New River in Maricopa County, Arizona. The Anthem WWTP is a publicly owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential, and commercial sources in Anthem. Sludge is contained in aerated sludge holding tanks, dried on a belt filter press, and then hauled to a landfill. Liquid sludge may also be hauled offsite by a licensed hauler for off-site disposal at an approved site.

Review Documents

Original Published Public Notice | View/Print > 
Draft Permit | View > 
Draft Fact Sheet | View >

You may also review the above documentation in person at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: April 11, 2022 – May 11, 2022

Comments may be submitted as follows:
     By Email | Send Email >   
     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by May 11, 2022):

       Jennifer Widlowski
       Water Quality Division
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

A public hearing request must be in writing and must include the reasons for such request.