Sewer/Sanitation services are regulated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. The address is 1200 W Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007. The phone numbers are 602-542-4251 or 800-222-7000.
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The following statement shall appear on all plats for developments which uses drywells: All drywells shown on this plat shall be maintained by the owner and are to be replaced by the Homeowner's Association (HOA)/Owner when they cease to drain the stored surface water in a 36-hour period. Annual inspection and maintenance of the drywell silting chamber is required. Regular maintenance of the dry wells’ silting chamber is required to achieve the best operation of the dry wells. The owner shall be responsible for registering all drywells with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
The Aquifer Protection Division, also known as the Septic Program, performs a variety of functions delegated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The Aquifer Protection Division carries out all aspects of permitting and inspections of conventional (up to 24,000 gallons per day) and alternative (up to 3,000 gallons per day) on-site wastewater disposal systems. Among these program areas are: Issue permits to construct septic systems (Conventional and Alternative), inspect septic system construction, provide information to the public about the location of septic systems, regulate the installation of alternative on-site wastewater disposal systems, review and endorse well permit applications for referral to the Arizona Department of Water Resources on parcels 5 acres and smaller, inspect and permit waste haulers.