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PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposed Issuance of AZPDES Permit (AZ0026166) Coverage for Santa Cruz River Heritage Project

Public Notice No. 17-40

Published in Arizona Business Gazette on April 26, 2018

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0026166

Pursuant to the Clean Water Act and in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R18-9-A907, the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (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:


Tucson Water Department

Mailing Address

310 W. Alameda St.
Tucson, AZ 85713

Facility Information

Santa Cruz River Heritage Project
1580 S. Santa Cruz Lane
Tucson, AZ 85713

Tucson Water Department applied for an AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 3.57  million gallons per day (mgd) of treated reclaimed water to the Santa Cruz River in the Santa Cruz  River Basin in Township 14S, Range 13E, Section 23, in Pima  County, Ariz.

The Santa Cruz River Heritage Project is an important planned reclaimed water recharge facility near downtown Tucson that will allow Tucson Water to develop additional recharge capacity for the long-term storage of reclaimed water for future use while enhancing the downtown area with a perennial water feature.

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 26, 2018 – May 26, 2018

Comments may be submitted as follows:
     By Email | Send Email > 
     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by May 26, 2018):

       Richard Mendolia
       Water Quality Division
       1110 W. Washington Street
       Phoenix, AZ  85007