One aspect of PAG’s wastewater management process is water quality permit reviews, or consistency reviews, for a regional approach to planning for the treatment of wastewater in Pima County.
PAG coordinates regional wastewater planning with the region’s three designated management agencies (DMAs) responsible for ensuring that wastewater service is provided in their management areas.
- Pima County
- Town of Sahuarita
- Town of Marana
PAG hosts an interactive map of wastewater reclamation facilities in the greater Tucson region and Pima County. Under state and federal regulations, all new or significantly changed wastewater treatment facilities must align with PAG’s Areawide Water Quality Management Plan (208 Plan) before permits may be issued. PAG’s 208 Plan provides policy and management direction for wastewater in Pima County.
The 208 Plan outlines the plan amendment and coordination processes for relevant new or changing water quality permits. Questions from DMAs regarding how to start the permit process should be directed to PAG.