The Water and Wastewater Treatment Program is part of the Water and Waste Management Division of the Environmental Services Department of Maricopa County and is responsible for approving and regulating water and wastewater treatment facilities, reclaimed water stems and reuse facilities located within the county.
Maricopa County does not own or operate any water, wastewater, reclaimed water, reuse facilities or systems. However, the design, construction, operation and closure of these types of facilities and systems are regulated by Maricopa County.
The use and disposal of wastewater and reclaimed water within Maricopa County is governed by the rules and regulations of the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code. Chapter 2, Section I, Regulation 2, Subsection B of the code requires that: "Sewage, reclaimed wastewater, refuse, human excreta, or other wastes shall not be placed or deposited into any waters of the County or upon or under any land within the County, except as approved by the Department and in accordance with the provisions of the Arizona Administrative Code, Title 18, Chapter 9, Section C305 including all revisions, technical corrections, and supplements published as of November 12, 2005."