PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposed Modification of AZPDES Permit (AZ0020443) for the Figueroa Avenue Water Pollution Control Facility in Yuma

Public Notice No. 21-46

Published in: Yuma Sun on April 3, 2022

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0020443

ADEQ proposes to modify 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:


City of Yuma
155 W. 14th St.
Yuma, AZ 85364

Facility Information

City of Yuma, Figueroa Avenue Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) is a publicly owned treatment works. In January 2022, ADEQ received a request from the permittee to modify the AZPDES permit, which became effective on Aug. 5, 2019. The permit authorizes the discharge domestic wastewater from residential, commercial and industrial sources in the City of Yuma. The modification request is to change requirement to construct a conveyance to carry discharge directly to the Colorado River to allowing the permittee to discharge directly into a restored wetland that connects to the Colorado River. The AZPDES permit would be for the discharge of up to 12 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Figueroa Avenue WPCF to the Colorado River in the Colorado / Lower Gila River Basin River Basin in Township 16 S, Range 22 E, Section 28, in Yuma County, Arizona.

Review Documents

Original Published Public Notice | View/Print > 
Draft Permit | View > 
Draft Statement of Basis | View >

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Public Comment Period 

Dates: April 4, 2022 – May 4, 2022

Comments may be submitted as follows:
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     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by May 4, 2022):

       Julia Rowe
       Water Quality Division
       400 W. Congress St., Suite 433
       Tucson, AZ  85701