The City of Safford provides water to Safford, San Jose, Solomon, Thatcher, Central, Thunderbird Valley and Cactus south of Safford and Hillcrest and the Airport North of the Gila River.
Our first priority is to supply safe drinking water to the public and follow all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) drinking water standards. Our Water Quality Team consists of one (1) Water Operator and one (1) Water Quality Specialist. We perform weekly microbiological tests and monthly, quarterly and annual compliance sampling and reporting.
Secondly we ensure that we supply enough water for fire protection and adequate water pressure through the operation and maintenance procedures that apply to the Bonita Creek Water System, eight (8) booster pumps, eleven (11) wells, seven (7) chlorine treatment plants and seven (7) water storage tanks.