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Please Pick Up After Your Pet!

December 9, 2021

Do your part to keep Flagstaff's water clean! Unattended pet waste washes into storm drains and pollutes our creeks and streams. Do you part to be a good steward of our beautiful environment. For more tips on keeping our water clean visit our Stormwater Quality page and enjoy our "Poo Down the Drain" video:

Courtesy Notice: Museum Flood 

and Your Water

July 14, 2021

Stormwater staff have been preparing for a monsoon event all year, with further improvements underway. In the meantime, please know we are doing all we can to minimize flooding effects, and your drinking water is safe to use. We have implemented increased monitoring and will immediately notify residents should the situation change.

County Flood Emergency Call Center: (928) 679-8525
City Water Quality or Sewage Overflow: (928) 774-0262
Sandbags are available at 2625 N. King St.

Monsoon Season Checklist & Resources

July 1, 2021

Read through our monsoon season guide to be prepared for rain this summer. Let's make this a safe monsoon season! 

Get Involved: Summer Watershed Clean-Up Series

June 24, 2021

Learn about the four watershed cleanup events occurring in June and July, and come join us to help make a difference in the Flagstaff community! The second event is this Sunday, June 27th, at 1:00 PM. Meet at 2500 N. Rose Street, and wear sturdy shoes and sun protection.

Apply to Join the Flagstaff Water Commission: We Are Recruiting Two New Members! 

June 30, 2021

The Water Commission consists of seven citizens and a representative from the Planning and Zoning Commission. It reviews extensions of the water and sewer collection systems, treatment and use of water furnished by the City, treatment and disposal of the City's sewage system effluent, and water/sewer rates. Meetings occur at 4:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month.

Museum Fire Flood Area: Be Prepared for this Monsoon Season

May 13, 2021

Learn about how you can be prepared for this monsoon season by visiting our Flood Information webpage. Updates regarding the Museum Fire Flood Area are available through Coconino County's website.  Read the letter sent to homes and businesses in the Museum Fire Flood Area, encouraging residents and business owners to keep their sandbags in place, at least through the end of the 2021 monsoon season. For more information, read this Museum Fire updates flyer.

Ft. Tuthill Well #2 Drilling Project

April 23, 2021

The City of Flagstaff is drilling its first groundwater well in 12 years in the Ft. Tuthill area. Read the news release for more information, and follow the progress with our interactive story map

Website Instructional Video

February 24, 2021

Proposed Stormwater Design Manual Changes

January 26, 2021

Visit our proposed Stormwater Design Manual changes webpage to read the draft changes. A public meeting soliciting comments will be held on February 25, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. This meeting will be held in virtual format. Provide public comment to before May 3, 2021.

Happy National Backflow Prevention Day!

August 16, 2021

Today, we recognize the importance of backflow prevention and cross-connection control, and celebrate the unsung heroes of water safety. Backflow prevention devices protect against potential contamination in water distribution systems. Our water quality professionals work hard to install and maintain critical backflow prevention devices, so let's thank them for the role they play in supplying clean and safe water!

Protect Your Property & Neighborhood!

July 29, 2021

Easements are designated routes across private property, allowing utilities to provide services in your neighborhood. They often incorporate critical drainage features that the home or business owner is responsible for maintaining. Learn how you can make a difference and prevent flooding on your property by keeping easements free and clearing drainages of debris (PDF).

The Annual Report to the Water Commission is Published!

July 2, 2021

Read the comprehensive Report to the Water Commission (PDF) to learn about Water Services projects, activities and accomplishments throughout 2020.

Water Services has Multiple Job Openings: Apply Today!

June 24, 2021

Do you want to join the Water Services Team? Our mission is to professionally and cost-effectively provide water, wastewater, and stormwater services that meet the present and future environmental, health, and safety needs of the community. View and apply for one or several of the current job openings. We look forward to your applications!

Initial Public Notice

June 14, 2021

Read about Lower Spruce Wash Channel Resiliency in Coconino County, Arizona (PDF), through this Public Notice (HMGP-5284-01-02). 

Stormwater MS4 Report Now Available

March 25, 2021

View the approved MS4 Annual report for Fiscal Year 2020. This annual report provides a snapshot of the data collected and  compliance actions conducted for the Municipal Separate Storm and Sewer System.

Celebration of Learning Videos

February 17, 2021

Every year, Flagstaff Water Services partners with Arizona Project WET in an effort to educate elementary school students about the value of water. This year, the "Celebration of Learning" event is being held virtually, and Water Services produced two short videos about Flagstaff water. Check these videos out on our Educational Videos page.


Proposed Industrial Pretreatment Code Changes

December 21, 2020

Read the proposed code changes along with supporting documents, and provide public comment by March 21st, 2021.

Proposed Industrial Pretreatment Code Changes

September 22, 2020

Read the proposed code changes along with supporting documents, and provide public comment by December 31st, 2020.

Reopening Your Business from COVID-19: Tips & Guidelines for Your Water System 

May 14, 2020

Read the EPA guidelines for restoring water quality in buildings for reopening.

COVID-19 Response and Your Water

March 1, 2020

Complying with the Mayor’s Proclamation to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Flagstaff Water Services wants to assure our residents that while buildings may be closed to the public, the business and function of our city government will remain open.

That means residents will continue to have safe, reliable water services available, throughout this health threat. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 928-213-2400. We’re available for your needs.

Explore the Watershed Speaker Series - Rio de Flag

November 9, 2020

Tomorrow, November 10th, is the first speaker session, occurring over Zoom from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. For more information, view the event flyer (PDF). We want to hear your feedback on the upcoming watershed restoration plan. Register here.

Flood Plain Information Packet

September 9, 2020

The Stormwater Division of Flagstaff Water Services is providing an informational packet on how to reduce flood damage to your home, navigate FEMA development restrictions, and potentially reduce flood insurance premiums. Read the Flood Plain Information Packet.

A Note to Our Utility Customers

March 12, 2020

During this time of crisis, the City of Flagstaff understands that paying bills may be difficult. We will not be disconnecting service during the official emergency related to COVID-19, however, we recommend keeping your account current. 

If you find that you are unable to pay the amount due, please contact us so that we can make arrangements. 

The following Flagstaff organizations may be able to assist:

Coconino Community Services: (928) 679-7425                             St. Vincent De Paul: (928) 774-6511                                           VRC  (Veterans): (928) 266-1984


Updated Scavenger Waste Disposal Guidelines are now Available 

July 15, 2019

View a memo notifying waste haulers of updated guidelines. View the scavenger waste disposal permit application and manifest.