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​Upcoming event:

National Prescription Drug Take Back day is on April 28th, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

  • Have unused medication?

  • Looking for the right way to dispose it?

  • Don’t flush them. Bring them to the nearest drug take back center for safe disposal!

Thousands of collection sites will be available across the country to accept unneeded prescription drugs, including controlled substances, for safe and legal disposal.

Last year, over 450 tons of expired or unused prescriptions were collected, with 9,500 pounds from Arizona! Keep up the good work, disposing of prescription drugs at a take back event keeps our communities, and our water, safer and healthier! Remember, toilets aren’t trash cans!

Information on locations will be provided after April 1, 2018.

The Environmental Services Division (ESD) is dedicated to protecting public health and the environment by maintaining compliance with environmental regulations for drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater quality.

Through the effective management of the Water Monitoring, Industrial Pretreatment, Commercial Inspection, Stormwater Management, and Wastewater Monitoring programs, we provide a safe and reliable domestic water supply to all residents and maintain a clean, healthy environment.

By collecting water quality samples the division supports the department's needs for compliance and operational data from the water distribution and wastewater systems. Sophisticated, computerized sampling and measuring equipment in addition to manual sample collection techniques are used to collect samples. These samples are then analyzed by the city's Water Services Laboratory. We also respond to public inquiries and concerns about drinking water quality.

Our outreach programs educate industry and the public about the impacts than can result when potentially harmful chemicals are dumped into the sanitary sewer (drains and manholes) or the storm drain system. The division also participates in a number of special projects, studies, and emergency response efforts.