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Public Notice
Water Quality

On March 16, 2023, the public comment period begins for the proposal to issue Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) permit number AZ0026425 to Liberty Utilities for the Sarival Water Reclamation Facility located in Maricopa County, Arizona. The comment period ends April 16, 2023.

Public Notice Information

Public Notice No. 22-55

Published in: Arizona Business Gazette on March 16, 2023

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0026425

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


Liberty Utilities
14920 W. Camelback Road
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340

Facility Information

Liberty Utilities applied for an AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 4.4 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Sarival Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) to the Roosevelt Irrigation District (RID) Canal in the Middle Gila River Basin in Township 1 N, Range 2 W, Section 1, in Maricopa County, Arizona. The Sarival WRF is a privately-owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial sources of Western Service Area which includes portions of Litchfield Park, Glendale, Goodyear, and unincorporated Maricopa County. Sludge is stabilized in an aerobic digester and then thickened or dewatered. Sludge will be hauled to an approved landfill. In an emergency, liquid sludge can be transported to Liberty Utilities’ Palm Valley WRF (APP permit #100310) for storage, digestion and dewatering prior to disposal.

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: March 16, 2023 – April 16, 2023

Comments may be submitted as follows:
     By Email | Send Email > 
     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by April 16, 2023):

       Water Quality Division, Surface Water Protection
Swathi Kasanneni
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ  85007