Drinking Water Engineering Review | Licensing Time Frames

Licensing time frames and processes are the number of business days (excluding weekends and State holidays) that ADEQ has to process the application and come to a final decision.1 Counting of days may be stopped for requesting additional information from the applicant. Licensing time frames are summarized as follows:

License Category Administrative Completeness Review Substantive Review Overall Time Frame
Standard drinking water treatment facility, project or well approval to construct (ATC) 16 37 53
Complex drinking water treatment facility, project or well approval to construct (ATC) 16 67 83
Standard drinking water treatment facility, project or well approval of construction (AOC) 16 37 53
Complex drinking water treatment facility, project or well approval of construction (AOC) 16 67 83
Standard drinking water new source approval (NSA) 16 37 53
Complex drinking water new source approval (NSA) 16 67 83
Drinking water time extension approval 16 16 32