What are the rules concerning septic systems?

The Aquifer Protection Division, also known as the Septic Program, performs a variety of functions delegated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The Aquifer Protection Division carries out all aspects of permitting and inspections of conventional (up to 24,000 gallons per day) and alternative (up to 3,000 gallons per day) on-site wastewater disposal systems. Among these program areas are: Issue permits to construct septic systems (Conventional and Alternative), inspect septic system construction, provide information to the public about the location of septic systems, regulate the installation of alternative on-site wastewater disposal systems, review and endorse well permit applications for referral to the Arizona Department of Water Resources on parcels 5 acres and smaller, inspect and permit waste haulers. 

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