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PUBLIC NOTICE | Proposal to Issue AZPDES Permit Renewal (AZ0025216) for the Festival Ranch Water Reclamation Facility in Maricopa County

Public Notice No. 20-65

Published in: Arizona Business Gazette on May 13, 2021

AZPDES Permit No. AZ0025216

ADEQ proposes to issue an Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) renewal permit to discharge pollutants to Waters of the United States to the following applicant, subject to certain effluent limitations and special conditions:


City of Buckeye
21749 W. Yuma Road, Suite 107
Buckeye, Arizona 85326

Facility Information

The City of Buckeye applied for a renewal AZPDES permit for the proposed discharge of up to one (1)  million gallons per day (mgd) of treated domestic wastewater from the Festival Ranch Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) to the Hassayampa River (Below Buckeye irrigation Company Canal to the Gila River) in the Middle Gila River Basin in Township 4 N, Range 4 W, Section 28, in Maricopa County, Arizona. The Festival Ranch Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) is a publicly owned treatment works that receives domestic wastewater from residential and commercial sources in Buckeye. Sludge is put through a digester, belt pressed, and dewatered. Treated sludge is hauled to an approved landfill for disposal.

Review Documents

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

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

Public Comment Period 

Dates: May 13, 2021 – June 13, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:
     By Email | Send Email > 
     By Mail (Must be postmarked or received by June 13, 2021):

       Swathi Kasanneni
       Water Quality Division
       1110 W. Washington Street
       Phoenix, AZ  85007