ADEQ Water Quality Division

ADEQ Water Quality Division

2022 – 2023

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Water Quality Division (WQD) plays a vital role in safeguarding public health and the environment by ensuring the delivery of safe drinking water through public water systems and by managing both existing and potential sources of surface and groundwater contamination. WQD fulfills its mission through several key functions, including regulating the treatment and disposal of wastewater, conducting comprehensive evaluations of surface and groundwater quality statewide, pinpointing water pollution issues and formulating practical solutions for their resolution, granting permits to shield Arizona’s waters from pollution originating from specific sources, investigating reports of violations and complaints in adherence to Arizona’s water quality regulations, and actively mitigating nonpoint source pollution to protect our precious water resources.

Water Quality Division projects

Recreation planning

An ASU doctoral student and faculty advisor measured the effectiveness of the campaign to inform future messaging and education and outreach programming. 

Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Oak Creek Visitor Information Campaign

ADEQ Water Quality Division

The Water Quality Division (WQD) plays a vital role in safeguarding public health and the environment by ensuring the delivery of safe drinking water through public water systems and by managing both existing and potential sources of surface and groundwater contamination.

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Town of Kearny

Kearny, Arizona, is a picturesque town situated in Pinal County, within the scenic Gila River Valley. Established in the 1950s to support the nearby Ray Mine, Kearny is steeped in mining history and characterized by its close-knit community and small-town charm. The town is surrounded by stunning desert landscapes, offering residents and visitors alike opportunities for outdoor recreation and a tranquil lifestyle. Despite its small size, Kearny boasts a rich local heritage and a welcoming atmosphere.

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City of Peoria

Ranked as the No. 1 place to live in Arizona by Money Magazine and the only Arizona city named as one of the best cities in the U.S. by Yahoo! Finance, the city of Peoria is currently home to more than 171,000 residents. The city enjoys a reputation as a family-oriented, active community with an exceptional quality of life.

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