Water & Sewer Resources
The temporary suspension of alternative water allocation applications was lifted, per Resolution No. 4328-1537, adopted May 3, 2016. City of Prescott applications for alternative water allocation can now be submitted according to the Alternative Water Allocation Policy for Calendar Year 2016 (Policy). This water allocation policy, effective for the remainder of Calendar Year 2016, applies to available alternative water supplies only.
Please contact the Water Resources Management Department with questions:
Email: Annikki Chamberlain
The city sent a letter to all customers with sewer service to notify them of the backwater valve requirements as set forth in Ordinance 4679-092, adopted 12-9-2008. In support of this code, the city is requesting each customer's attention and completion of either of the following:
- Permit and install a sewer backwater valve per adopted code, or
- Sign and complete a Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement
- Resolution 3915-0921, adopted 12-9-2008
- Ordinance 4679-0922, adopted 12-9-2008
- City Code Chapter 3-6: International Plumbing Code
- Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement
Annual Water Reports
- Drinking Water Quality Report Calendar Year 2010 (pdf, 226.9 kb)
- Drinking Water Quality Report Calendar Year 2011 (pdf, 218.6 kb)
- Drinking Water Quality Report Calendar Year 2012 (pdf, 1045.4 kb)
- Drinking Water Quality Report Calendar Year 2013 (pdf, 746.8 kb)
- Drinking Water Quality Report Calendar Year 2014 (pdf, 448.2 kb)
A majority of the City water comes from six (6) wells in Chino Valley. The water is pumped into a five (5) million gallon reservoir at the Chino Production Facility, and from there pumps convey it to Prescott via high-pressure water mains. Thirty (30) water storage tanks/reservoirs and thirty-eight (38) booster stations are maintained to provide water throughout more than sixty-six (66) pressure zones that serve the City. The thirty (30) storage tanks contain up to thirty-four (34) million gallons of storage. Two (2) additional wells have been drilled near the City Airport to meet existing and future demands in the area. The City's water quality is excellent, requires very little treatment, and is monitored daily to ensure the highest quality.
The City's water distribution system begins in Chino Valley and water is distributed to homes and businesses through approximately 500 miles of water pipes that are maintained. The Public Works Utilities Division also maintains fire hydrants, valves, meters and manages a cross-connection prevention program.
The Meter Reading Division of the Public Works Department performs meter reading and customer service for approximately 23,000 customers on a monthly basis.
Wastewater collected by the City sewer system flows to the Wastewater Treatment Plants, where it undergoes a multi-faceted biological process to separate out the solids and treat the water for reuse and recharge. The treated water, called effluent, is sold for use in watering golf courses and construction to reduce potable water demand. The solids are used in land application and/or hauled off to a landfill for cover.
Wastewater Collections is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the city sewer collection system. The system requires cleaning of approximately 400 miles of sewer pipes, 8,200 manholes and 63 lift stations. System maintenance includes mainline repairs, manhole rehabilitation, pump replacement/repairs and response to customer service requests.
- Utility Billing Questions/Connections
201 S. Cortez Street
- Water Production/Quality
1481 Sundog Ranch Road
- Wastewater Collection
1505 Sundog Ranch Road
- Wastewater Treatment
2800 Melville Road
- Water/Sewer Emergencies (After Hours)