2018 Water Services News

DRAFT: Enforcement Response Plan Public Comment Period

August 14, 2018

TO: City of Flagstaff Industrial Pretreatment Customers, Stormwater Customers, Cross Connection Customers

FROM: Steve Camp, Regulatory Compliance Manager                            

The City of Flagstaff Water Services is requesting comments on the Enforcement Response Plan (ERP) DRAFT for the cross-connection control, stormwater, and industrial pretreatment programs.  The ERP contains detailed procedures indicating how Flagstaff Water Services will investigate and respond to instances of noncompliance in these three programs.

Flagstaff Water Services will consider criteria such as significance, severity, and duration of a violation and the good faith of the operator when determining enforcement. To view a basic outline of our enforcement process Click Here.


2017 Water Quality Report

June 18, 2018

The Annual Water Quality Report for 2017 is now available! You can find the report under “Your Water/Water Quality” on the Water Services Webpage, or by clicking here.City Water Logo v.3_Color

Want to know more about the report or about water treatment and quality in general?  Join us for our next Community Water Forum on Monday, June 25!  Regulatory Compliance Manager Steve Camp will be presenting on Flagstaff’s water testing and safety.  The meeting is from 6-7 p.m. at the Joe C. Montoya Senior Center at Thorpe Park. Bring your questions! For more Information on the event Click Here


The water spigot located near the Inner Basin Cabin has been removed and permanently closed.

Water serving this spigot originates from springs and shallow wells in the Inner Basin and is not treated. The State of Arizona has determined that this water source requires routine testing and treatment before distribution to the public. The City of Flagstaff has evaluated treatment options, such as filtration and disinfection, however they are not practical nor feasible in a remote location such as the Inner Basin. To remain in compliance with all federal and state water quality rules and regulations, the City will permanently disconnect this water supply. We are exploring options to provide a raw water supply that the public can subsequently treat or filter for their use while hiking in the Inner Basin. We will keep the public updated on the status of these other water supply options via future social media posts. 

The City suggests that bicyclists and hikers take sufficient water for their needs and treat any water sources found in the San Francisco Peaks as they would with water sources found elsewhere in the backcountry.