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PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposed Renewal of AZPDES Permit (AZ0024121) Coverage for Avra Valley Wastewater Reclamation Facility in Pima County

Public Notice No. 18-52

Published in Arizona Business Gazette on May 16, 2019

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0024121

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:


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 4.0 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Avra Valley Wastewater Reclamation Facility (WRF) to the Black Wash, tributary to Brawley Wash in the Santa Cruz River Basin in Township 14 S, Range 11 E, Section 36, in Pima County, Ariz. The Avra Valley WRF is a publicly owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential, and light industrial sources in Pima County and Pasqua Yaqui Indian Reservation. Thickened waste sludge is hauled by tanker truck to a Pima County conveyance system manhole that flows to the Agua Nueva WRF for further processing prior to land application as Class B bio solids.

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: May 16, 2019 – June 17, 2019

Comments may be submitted as follows:
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     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by June 17, 2019):

       Swathi Kasanneni
       Water Quality Division
       1110 W. Washington Street
       Phoenix, AZ  85007