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Water Protection

The Water Protection section oversees and operates the Backflow Prevention and Industrial Pretreatment programs for the City of Prescott. Both programs are mandated by state and federal agencies and provide regulatory compliance for city water and wastewater facilities. For questions regarding these programs contact the Water Protection at 928-777-1630.

Industrial Pretreatment

The objective of this mandatory program is to protect each of the following: the wastewater collection system, the wastewater treatment and reclamation facilities, surface waters, and the groundwater which receives recharge from the City of Prescott (COP). These goals will be achieved by permitting, monitoring, and sampling discharge from Industrial and Commercial users, in conjunction with educating commercial and residential users about substances that are harmful to the wastewater system and its processes. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) issued official approval for the COP Pretreatment Program on October 1st 2013. Program documents that were submitted to ADEQ along with a Cost Benefit Analysis and Implementation Plan are available for viewing at the bottom of this section. We welcome your feedback via email, Click here to submit questions or comments about the Program. See the Water Protection Events schedule below for information about past and future Pretreatment events and deadlines. As a mandatory component of developing our Pretreatment Program, the City sent out Sewer User Questionnaires to business owners. A questionnaire must be submitted for all new businesses, and change of use projects. Please see the Questionnaire section below for details.

Water Protection Events

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Event Date Time Location Presentation Minutes Q and A
Submission of Pretreatment Program to ADEQ 0000-00-00
Industrial Pretreatment Industrial User Stakeholder Meeting 2013-02-21 2:00 PM Public Works Click to download presentationClick to download minutesClick to download faq
Industrial Pretreatment Commercial User Stakeholder Meeting 2013-02-28 6:00 PM Council Chambers Click to download presentation
Industrial Pretreatment Commercial User Stakeholder Meeting 2013-03-07 6:00 PM Council Chambers Click to download presentationClick to download faq
Public Hearing on Pretreatment @ Council Meeting with Presentation of Pretreatment Program by ARCADIS 2013-03-12 3:00 PM Council Chambers Click to download presentationClick to download faq
Beginning of 30 Day Public Comment Period 2013-03-12
Q&A for Week Ending 3-22-13 2013-03-22 Click to download faq
Q&A for Week Ending 3-29-13 2013-03-29 Click to download faq
Q&A for Week Ending 4-5-13 2013-04-05 Click to download faq
End of 30 Day Public Comment Period 2013-04-12
Presentation of Comments from 30 day Public Comment Period 2013-04-23 3:00 PM Council Chambers Click to download presentationClick to download faq
Council Adoption of an Amendment to Title II, Chapter 2-1 of the City Code 2013-05-28 3:00 PM Council Chambers
Submit Pretreatment Program to ADEQ 2013-06-07
ADEQ Intent to Approve and Order to Publish Public Notice Received 2013-07-19
Publised "Notice of Request for Approval of a Pretreatment Program" in The Daily Courier 2013-07-24
Begin 30 Public Comment Period 2013-07-25
End 30 Public Comment Period 2013-08-26
ADEQ Issues Official City of Prescott Pretreatment Program Approval 2013-10-01
Sewer User Questionnaire

Questionnaire Notice

The City of Prescott requests your help! We are conducting an on-going survey to help us understand the types of waste that are discharged into City sewers. This survey is a necessary component of the City's Pretreatment Program. The City of Prescott requests that all businesses who receive a notice complete the questionnaire withig 30 days of the notice. We suggest that you click on the .pdf document that best fits your business type and view the specific information needed to complete the questionnaire.

For convenience you may want to print a copy to fill out prior to beginning the online survey. When you are ready to begin, click on the survey link at the bottom of this section. Once you launch the survey, you must complete every question and click "submit" at the end in order for it to be recorded. If you exit the survey or lose your internet connection, you will need to restart the survey and complete all questions from the beginning.

Take the Online Survey

Except for reporting required by state and federal regulatory agencies, and specific information identified by public record disclosure laws, the City of Prescott will not disclose any information that is provided in this questionnaire to third parties.

Public support and participation will ensure that the City of Prescott implements a pretreatment program that is representative of all businesses within the City's service area. Thank you for taking the time to complete the sewer usage questionnaire. We greatly appreciate your participation. To request a paper copy of the survey by mail, or with any other questions, please contact Water Protection at 928-777-1630.

Additional Information

backflowBackflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention helps protect the city water system from pollution and contamination via connections to private water systems. This program is established by Ordinance and is referenced in the Prescott City Code, and has been in effect since 1992.

A backflow preventer is a valve assembly that prevents water from flowing backwards into the water supply line. The device is installed on the outflow side (towards the house) of the water meter to protect the community water supply.

Certified Backflow Testers      (displayed in random order)
Company Phone City
Backflow Prevention Devices Inc. 602-788-5411 Phoenix, AZ
All West Fire Protection 928-776-7861 Prescott
Life & Property Safety, LLC 928-910-6213 Prescott
Dave Morano 928-713-1606 Prescott
AERO Automatic Sprinkler Co. 623-580-7870 Phoenix, AZ
B&W Fire Security Systems LLC 928-772-8008 Prescott Valley
R.E.D. Plumbing Inc. 928-772-9296 Prescott Valley
Abreeze Fire Protection 928-634-8761 Cornville, AZ
Prescott Plumbing 928-778-3394 Prescott
Superstition Safety Services, LLC 480-392-1530 Mesa, AZ
Big Sky Plumbing Inc. 928-636-7370 Chino Valley
Yavapai Plumbing & Heating 928-776-7025 Prescott Valley
Cintas 928-772-7222 Prescott