Environmental Services Division

The Environmental Services Unit performs a variety of functions delegated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Environmental Services carries out all aspects of permitting and inspections of conventional and alternative onsite wastewater disposal systems up to 24,000 gallons per day, permitting of water and sewer line extensions, and construction permitting for public and semi-public swimming pools and spas.

Among these programs areas are:

Site Investigations
Site investigation used to determine the suitability for onsite wastewater systems (septic systems). Formerly called “perc tests.”
Subdivisions
Issue approvals for subdivision sanitary facilities.
Septic Systems
Issue permits to construct conventional or alternative septic systems. Regulate installation of alternative on-site wastewater disposal. Inspection for transfer of ownership. Inspect construction.
Swimming Pools
Review and permit the construction of public and semi-public pools.
Well Permits
Review well permit applications for referral to the Arizona Department of Water Resources on parcels 5 acres and smaller.
Gray Water Usage
Provide information on the use of gray water and the potential for a tax credit.
Line Extensions
Issue approvals for water and sewer line extensions.
Waste Transportation Permits
Inspect & permit septic pumpers and waste haulers.

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