NEW CONSTRUCTION: Sewer Connection

Arizona City Sanitary District (ACSD) is the waste water treatment facility for Arizona City, AZ. We govern the 60+ miles of main sewer lines that run through Arizona City. Sewer mains were first laid in the mid 1960’s. In 1995 ACSD started charging each vacant in Arizona City that lies adjacent to the sewer main an Availability Fee on a yearly basis. This fee by law can’t be anymore that half of the monthly user fees charged. The money collected is used for the maintenance and upkeep of the main sewer lines.

The following information is intended to be a guide for connecting to the Arizona City Sanitary District’s sewer main lines. All new construction (residential and commercial) must purchase a Sewer Permit from ACSD. The permit fee is comprised of the Hook-up Fee and Capacity Fee.

Hook-up Fee is a set fee per connection to the District’s sewer system. Said fee does not include the cost of the actual physical connection but does include physical inspections and administrative costs. Said fee is payable upon application for connection to the District’s sewer system.

Capacity Fee is a set fee and is to cover the costs of capacity in the District’s treatment plant required to treat the flow of sewage which enters the sewage system from a particular sewer connection. Said fee is payable upon application for connection to the ACSD’s sewer system. The capacity fee will be based on the size of the pipe connecting to the sewer system.
Besides the Sewer Connection Permit Fee there is a possibility of unpaid Availability Fees on a vacant piece of property that will have to be paid at the time a Sewer Service Connection Permit is applied for.

What do I need to get a Sewer Service Connection Permit?

Documentation Required: We require a copy of the Pinal County Building Permit, County approved site plan/floor plan; Site plan must be on 8.5 x 11 or 17×11 size paper; No As-builts will be accepted. A plumbing plan required for all classifications except single family residential (R 1 ). R1 requires County Building Permit and site plan only. All site plans/floor plans, etc., must be drawn to scale. Others will not be accepted. Upon presentation of the required documents and payment of all fees staff will type up the sewer permit. Signature from the responsible party is required in office. No e-signatures accepted and no emailing back and forth for signature.

Where to tie into the sewer main? Locates will be made Monday through Friday during normal business hours: 8am to 2pm (winter hours) or 8am to 1pm (summer hours) upon the purchase of the Sewer Service Connection Permit. One of our staff will go out to the site and a stake will be placed at the approximate location of the sewer main or tap indicating the approximate depth of the sewer main line or tap. Allow up to 48 business hours for inspections to be completed. The permit and staking do not guarantee that a tap/lateral is present. If you have trouble locating the tap or main call the main office and we will have a staff member relocate or provide further instructions. Upon completion of the inspection the point of contact will be given a phone call to let them know if they passed or failed.

Connection and Required Inspections: Connection and elder valve installation; the elder valve/monument installation must be within the public utility easement / right-of-way. Work must be done in accordance with the Uniform Plumbing Code, ACSD Design Standards, and ACSD Elder Valve Policy. It is required that ACSD’s representative must inspect all connections to the District’s sewer system prior to any backfill; again do not backfill prior to inspection. If it is backfilled ACSD will require it to be dug up. Allow up to 48 business hours for inspections to be completed.

Residential builds must install an Elder Valve(s) and require two (2) inspections. Inspections must be called in upon completion of: Connection to ACSDs sewer system with the elder valve installed (1st inspect); do not backfill until the inspection is completed; if the connection is backfilled prior to obtaining the 1st inspection we will require it to be dug up to have the inspection done; The monument installation is the 2nd inspect.

Commercial builds are not required to install the Elder Valve therefore only require one (1) inspection. Inspection must be called in upon completion of connection to the Districts sewer system. Do not backfill until the inspection is completed; if the connection is backfilled prior to obtaining the 1st inspection ACSD will require it to be dug up to have the inspection done.

Any questions can be directed to Arizona City Sanitary District’s office, 520-466-5203.

New Construction Connection Info (PDF)