AZ Pollution Discharge Elimination System

The City of Prescott operates a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), which means that the storm sewer and the sanitary sewer are separate systems. The City’s storm sewer system consists of municipally owned streets with drainage systems comprised of a combination of catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, and storm drains. Rain, snow melt, and other substances dumped into a street, alley, gutter or storm drain enter the storm drainage system and flow into the nearest creek or lake untreated.

In Arizona, MS4s are regulated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) through the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) permit program. In accordance with the AZPDES Small MS4 General Permit, each MS4 is required to prepare and implement a Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMP). The SWMP must reduce the discharge of pollutants to the “maximum extent practicable”, protect water quality, and satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act. Small MS4s must design into their programs six minimum control measures including: Public Education and Outreach; Public Participation/Involvement; Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination; Construction Site Runoff Control; and Post-Construction Runoff Control.

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  • Matthew Killeen
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    433 N Virginia St

  • 928-777-1130

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2018 Consumer Confidence and Water Quality Report Released

Posted on July 1, 2018

The City of Prescott 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report  (for Calendar Year 2017) is now available online. The 2018 Water Quality Report is a comprehensive report issued by the City of Prescott Water Operations Division. This annual report identifies… Read more »

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