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Public Notice
Water Quality

On Jan. 25, 2023, the public comment period begins for the proposal to issue Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) renewal permit number AZ0026107 to Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department for the Agua Nueva Wastewater Reclamation Facility. The comment period ends Feb. 24, 2023.

Public Notice Information

Public Notice No. 22-44

Published in: The Record Reporter on Jan. 25, 2023

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0026107

ADEQ proposes to issue an AZPDES renewal permit to discharge pollutants to Waters of the United States to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:


Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department
2955 W. Calle Agua Nueva
Tucson, AZ 85745

Facility Information

Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 35.2 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Agua Nueva Wastewater Reclamation Facility to the Santa Cruz River in the Rio Magdalena – Rio Sonoyta River Basin in Township 13 S, Range 13 E, Section 21, in Pima County, Arizona. The Agua Nueva Wastewater Reclamation Facility is a publicly owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial sources in Tucson. Sludge is removed at the headworks  and disposed of at a state-approved facility.

Review Documents

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

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

Public Comment Period 

Dates: Jan. 25, 2023 – Feb. 24, 2023

Comments may be submitted as follows:
     By Email | Send Email > 
     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by Feb. 24, 2023):

       Julia Rowe
       Water Quality Division
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ  85007