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 Working with our community to ensure
 a safe and healthy environment.

Water and Waste Management Division

The Water and Waste Management Division consists of seven main program areas with a wide range of environmental responsibilities. The Water and Waste Management Division regulates water, wastewater, and solid waste related activities using rules in the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code and the State of Arizona Administrative Code to review plans, perform inspections and issue permits. Fees are based on the cost to perform the service.

The programs that are within the Water and Waste Management Division are:

  • Drinking Water Program – Enforces Safe Drinking Water Rules for public water systems
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  • Onsite Wastewater Systems Program – Regulates onsite wastewater system (septic system) construction and renovation
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  • Public Swimming Pools Program – Approves construction plans and performs inspections of public/semi-public pools and artificial/semi-artificial lakes
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  • Solid Waste – Issues permits and conducts compliance inspections on refuse hauling vehicles, non-hazardous liquid waste hauling vehicles, chemical toilets and construction debris landfills
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  • Subdivision, Infrastructure and Planning – Approves subdivision and land development plans and infrastructure projects constructed in the public right-of-way for water, wastewater and reclaimed water systems
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  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Program – Responsible for the regulatory oversight and approval of water and wastewater treatment facilities, reclaimed water facilities and reuse water systems