PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposed AZPDES Renewal Permit to Northern Gila County Sanitary District (NGCSD)

Public Notice No. 16-120

Published in: Payson Roundup  on Friday, April 7, 2017

Notice: Pursuant to the Clean Water Act and in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code (AAC) R18-9-A907, the Director of ADEQ proposes to issue an Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Permit to discharge pollutants to U.S. waters to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:

Facility Name

Northern Gila County Sanitary District (NGCSD)
AZPDES Permit No. AZ0020117

Facility Location

Northern Gila County Sanitary District (NGCSD)
P.O. Box 619
Payson, AZ 85547


NGCSD applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to 3.5 million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the American Gulch Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to the American Gulch, tributary to the East Verde River in the Verde River Basin in Township 10 N, Range 10 E, Section 6, in Gila County, Arizona. The American Gulch WWTP is a publicly owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial sources in City of Payson and the Mesa del Caballo subdivision to the northeast. Dewatered wasted biosolids are transported to a private landfill site.                     

Review Documents

Original Published Public Notice | View/Print >
Draft Permit | View >
Draft Fact Sheet | View >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: April 7, 2017 – May 8, 2017

All written comments received by ADEQ by the close of business 30 days after publication of this notice will be considered in the final permit decision. A public hearing request must be in writing and must include the reasons for such request. If there is a significant degree of public interest, the Director will hold a hearing in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code R18-9-A908(B).

Comments may be submitted as follows:
     By Email | Send Email > 
     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by May 8, 2017):

       Jacqueline Maye
       Water Quality Division
       1110 W. Washington Street
       Phoenix, AZ  85007 

You may also review the above documentation in person at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >