PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposal to Issue AZPDES Permit Renewal to US Bureau of Reclamation for Yuma Desalting Plant

Public Notice No. 20-61

Published in: Yuma Sun on April 27, 2021

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0025348

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


AZPDES Permit No. AZ0025348
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma Area Office
7301 South Calle Agua Salada
Yuma, AZ 85364

Facility Information

The United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma Area Office applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 22.5 million gallons per day (mgd) of desalinated water from the Yuma Desalting Plant and 0.4 mgd of desalinated water from the on-site Water Quality Improvement Center (WQIC) to the Colorado River in the Colorado – Lower Gila River Basin in Township 16 S, Range 21 E, Section 36, in Yuma County, Arizona. The YDP and on-site WQIC use reverse osmosis to desalinate irrigation return flows from the Yuma Main Outlet Drain Extension.

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 27, 2021 – May 27, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:
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     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by May 27, 2021):

       Angela Athey
       Water Quality Division
       1110 W. Washington Street
       Phoenix, AZ  85007