PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposed AZPDES Renewal Permit for The City of Benson WWTP

Public Notice No. 16-82

Published in: San Pedro Valley News & Sun on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

Notice Read the Following: Pursuant to the Clean Water Act and in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code (AAC) R18-9-A907, the Director of 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:

Facility Name

City of Benson Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
AZPDES Permit No. AZ0026026

Facility Location

300 Harvest Way
Benson, AZ 85602


The City of Benson applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 1.2  million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the City of Benson WWTP to an unnamed wash which is a tributary to the San Pedro River in the San Pedro River Basin in Township 17 S, Range 20 E, Section 3, in Cochise County, Arizona. The Benson WWTP is a publicly owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential and commercial sources in Benson, Ariz. Sludge is pumped to sludge drying beds at the facility and disposed of at the Western Regional Landfill.                          

Review Documents

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

Public Comment Period 

Dates: Aug. 3, 2016  Sept. 3, 2016

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 AAC R18-9-A908(B).

Comments may be submitted as follows:
     By Email | Send Email > 
     By Mail (Must be postmarked by Sept. 3, 2016):

       Richard Mendolia
       Water Quality Division
       1110 West Washington Street, 5415B-3
       Phoenix, AZ  85007 

You may also review the above documentation in person at the ADEQ Record Center, Monday  Friday, 8:30 a.m.  4:30 p.m., by calling 602-771-4380 or emailing [email protected]. Please contact the Record Center 48 hours in advance to schedule a file review appointment.