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City of Flagstaff Adds a New Well to Its Water Supply Portfolio

August 25, 2021

Did you know that groundwater wells supply about 65% of Flagstaff’s potable water needs? Drilled in February, Fort Tuthill Well #2 was the first well established in Flagstaff since 2009. This well will augment the city’s southwest distribution system, producing an expected flow rate of 250 to 1,200 gallons per minute. Check out our Water Resources Management page, our interactive story map, and the video below to learn more!

Courtesy Notice: Museum Flood 

and Your Water

July 14, 2021

Stormwater staff have been preparing for a monsoon event all year, with further improvements underway. In the meantime, please know we are doing all we can to minimize flooding effects, and your drinking water is safe to use. We have implemented increased monitoring and will immediately notify residents should the situation change. Please check our website, NextDoor, and Facebook for updates.

County Flood Emergency Call Center: (928) 679-8525
City Water Quality or Sewage Overflow: (928) 774-0262
Sandbags are available at 2625 N. King St.

Apply to Join the Flagstaff Water Commission: We Are Recruiting Two New Members! 

June 30, 2021

The Water Commission consists of seven citizens and a representative from the Planning and Zoning Commission. It reviews extensions of the water and sewer collection systems, treatment and use of water furnished by the City, treatment and disposal of the City's sewage system effluent, and water/sewer rates. Meetings occur at 4:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month.

Initial Public Notice

June 14, 2021

Read about Lower Spruce Wash Channel Resiliency in Coconino County, Arizona (PDF), through this Public Notice (HMGP-5284-01-02). 

Ft. Tuthill Well #2 Drilling Project

April 23, 2021

The City of Flagstaff is drilling its first groundwater well in 12 years in the Ft. Tuthill area. Read the news release for more information, and follow the progress with our interactive story map

Stormwater MS4 Report Now Available

March 25, 2021

View the approved MS4 Annual report for Fiscal Year 2020. This annual report provides a snapshot of the data collected and  compliance actions conducted for the Municipal Separate Storm and Sewer System.

Website Instructional Video

February 24, 2021

Proposed Stormwater Design Manual Changes

January 26, 2021

Visit our proposed Stormwater Design Manual changes webpage to read the draft changes. A public meeting soliciting comments will be held on February 25, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. This meeting will be held in virtual format. Provide public comment to before May 3, 2021.

Happy National Backflow Prevention Day!

August 16, 2021

Today, we recognize the importance of backflow prevention and cross-connection control, and celebrate the unsung heroes of water safety. Backflow prevention devices protect against potential contamination in water distribution systems. Our water quality professionals work hard to install and maintain critical backflow prevention devices, so let's thank them for the role they play in supplying clean and safe water!

Flooding and Easements: You Can Help Protect Your Property & Neighborhood!

July 29, 2021

Easements are designated routes across private property, allowing utilities to provide services in your neighborhood. They often incorporate critical drainage features that the home or business owner is responsible for maintaining. Learn how you can make a difference and prevent flooding on your property by keeping easements free and clearing drainages of debris (PDF)

The Annual Report to the Water Commission is Published!

July 2, 2021

Read the comprehensive Report to the Water Commission (PDF) to learn about Water Services projects, activities and accomplishments throughout 2020.

Monsoon Season Checklist & Resources

July 1, 2021

Read through our monsoon season guide to be prepared for rain this summer. Let's make this a safe monsoon season! 

Get Involved: Summer Watershed Clean-Up Series

June 24, 2021

Learn about the four watershed cleanup events occurring in June and July, and come join us to help make a difference in the Flagstaff community! The second event is this Sunday, June 27th, at 1:00 PM. Meet at 2500 N. Rose Street, and wear sturdy shoes and sun protection. 

Water Services has Multiple Job Openings: Apply Today!

June 24, 2021

Do you want to join the Water Services Team? Our mission is to professionally and cost-effectively provide water, wastewater, and stormwater services that meet the present and future environmental, health, and safety needs of the community. View and apply for one or several of the current job openings. We look forward to your applications!  

Museum Fire Flood Area: Be Prepared for this Monsoon Season

May 13, 2021

Learn about how you can be prepared for this monsoon season by visiting our Flood Information webpage. Updates regarding the Museum Fire Flood Area are available through Coconino County's website.  Read the letter sent to homes and businesses in the Museum Fire Flood Area, encouraging residents and business owners to keep their sandbags in place, at least through the end of the 2021 monsoon season. For more information, read this Museum Fire updates flyer.

Rio de Flag Flood Control Project Monthly Update

February 26, 2021

Want to learn about the Rio de Flag Flood Control Project (RDFFCP)? Visit our RDFFCP webpage for information, a virtual meeting room, videos, and more! Read the February RDFFCP update.

Celebration of Learning Videos

February 17, 2021

Every year, Flagstaff Water Services partners with Arizona Project WET in an effort to educate elementary school students about the value of water. This year, the "Celebration of Learning" event is being held virtually, and Water Services produced two short videos about Flagstaff water. Check these videos out on our Educational Videos page.

Announcements Archive


  • Proposed Industrial Pretreatment Code Changes - December 21
  • Explore the Watershed Speaker Series: Rio de Flag - November 9
  • Proposed Industrial Pretreatment Code Changes - September 22
  • Flood Plain Information Packet - September 9
  • Reopening Your Business from COVID-19: Tips and Guidelines for Your Water System - May 14
  • A Note to Our Utility Customers - March 12
  • COVID-19 Response and Your Water - March 1
  • Courtesy Notice: Beaver Street at FMC Skybridge Waterline Repair - January 27


  • Updated Scavenger Waste Disposal Guidelines are Now Available- July 15