Utilities

  • Main Street Water Treatment Facility
    The Main Street Water Treatment Facility has a 40mgd capacity, conventional sedimentation, rapid sand filtration and chlorine disinfection.
  • Safe Drinking Water
    In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to protect the public health by regulating the nation’s public water supply.
  • 16th Street Water Tanks
    The 16th Street booster pumping station has a 9 million gallon total storage capacity.
  • Agua Viva Water Treatment Facility
    Did you know the Agua Viva Water Treatment Facility was Arizona's Project of the Year? It currently produces between 8 to 15 million gallons of water daily depending on the season.
  • Agua Viva Storage Tanks
    The Agua Viva storage tanks are low profile to fit into the natural landscape. They hold 2.5 million gallons of water apiece.
  • Figueroa Ave Water Pollution Control Facility
    Figueroa Avenue Water Pollution Control Facility is the largest wastewater treatment facility the City of Yuma operates. It is a conventional activated sludge treatment facility, and utilizes anaerobic digestion.
  • Desert Dunes
    Desert Dunes Water Reclamation Facility’s 500kW photovoltaic solar array project will supply one third of the electrical power needed to operate the facility.
  • Utilities Systems Division
    The Utilities Systems Division is comprised of three sections: Transmission and Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Field Services.
  • Transmission/Distribution Section
    The Transmission/Dist Section maintains a valve exercise program, a hydrant maintenance program, and a water quality flushing program. They also install new water services and water meters.
  • Flushing Program
    Utilities maintains a water quality flushing program, and also flushes lines due to water complaints and/or during construction projects.
  • Field Services
    Field Services addresses water service connections and water service disconnects.
  • Meter Services
    The Meter Services group is responsible for residential and commercial meter reading, construction (roving) meter reading, and the utilities warehouse and meter shop.
  • Wastewater Collection
    The Wastewater Collection System Section is responsible for assuring the wastewater collection system is properly maintained and free flowing twenty-four hours a day.
  • Coliform Bacteria Monitoring
    Water samples for Total Coliform bacteria and chlorine residual are collected and analyzed at our State certified lab for a minimum of 100 sites per month throughout the City of Yuma’s water distribution system.
  • Ready and Available
    The Utilities Department is ready and available twenty four hours a day to help in emergencies. If you see a leak in the street, alley or parkway,call (928)373-4500. If it's AFTER hours, call (928)783-7601.
  • Water Festival
    Every fall, over 550 fourth grade students from eight area elementary schools attend the annual Water Festival held at the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park.

Our goal, and highest priority to our customers, is to take all necessary actions to ensure the delivery of a reliable water supply of the highest quality at reasonable and equitable costs. As part of accomplishing our goal, we commit to working cooperatively with others on projects of mutual public benefit to achieve the greatest possible efficiency and effectiveness. We further commit to communicate what we are doing, why we are doing it, and how we are progressing.

One such communication is the City of Yuma Lead and Copper Rule monitoring data.  To learn more, read our report on Lead and the City of Yuma Drinking Water.

Systems Division

The Utilities Systems Division is comprised of three Sections; The Water Transmission and Distribution Section, the Wastewater Collection Section and the Customer Services Section. The Customer Services Section includes Field Customer Services, Meter Services and Utility Rates Services. The Utilities Department goes to great lengths to ensure that the water delivered to our citizens is of the highest quality. When water leaves the Main Street Water Treatment Facility, it is in its freshest and purest state. However, during delivery, there is a danger that the water may become contaminated or polluted from sources out of our control. This can happen when the water supply main, pipe, or service line is connected to equipment containing a substance not fit for drinking. These "cross connections" may be permanent or temporary and could cause the delivery of an unusable product, cause illness, or even death.

Cross Connection also can occur when a line break causes water to back siphoned out of the building because of the lower water pressure at the point of breakage or leak.In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to protect the public health by regulating the nation’s public water supply. Since 1974, the law has been amended in 1986 and 1996 to incorporate needed actions to protect the public’s water supply. Under this law, The City of Yuma is prohibited from installing or maintaining a water service connection to a consumer’s water system within its jurisdiction, unless the public potable water supply is protected against back flow or back siphonage by an approved prevention assembly(s) installed at the service connection or point of delivery.

Treatment Division

The Treatment Division manages the City’s drinking water production and wastewater treatment.  This division also ensures compliance with  EPA’s Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and biosolids regulations via Industrial Pretreatment, Cross Connection Control and the Environmental Laboratory.  The Utility Department’s Treatment Division includes water and wastewater treatment, industrial discharge pretreatment, cross-connection control and laboratory services.