The Town of Springerville Public Works Department maintains the public water, wastewater, transportation and facilities infrastructure.
Location- 285 North Papago Street, Springerville, AZ, 85938
Hours of Operation Monday through Thursday 6:30am-5:00pm
Town of Springerville Public Works consists of nine (9) full time employees dedicated to providing preventative maintenance, hookups, and water/sewer installations. Most of the employees are certified in multiple areas such as water distribution, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment.
1 - Public Works Director
1 - Foreman- Water & Waste Water Operator- Manages the Waste Water Treatment Plant
1 - Administrative Assistant
1 - Fleet Mechanic
1 - Building Maintenance
1 - Parks & Recreation (12 total Town Parks)
3 - Employees- Roads, Waste Water (sewer), Water.
- Mapped out the Springerville Cemetery to help citizens find family members.
- Developed erosion control up South Zuni Rd up to Springerville Cemetery to prevent the erosion and flooding down South Zuni.
- Removed the 235,000 Gallon water tank in the Springerville Cemetery (It had not been in use for 18 years)
- Installed a new backup generator on the East Booster Station and Tank Well (water). (WIFA PROJECT)
- Inventory of all street signs in Springerville.
- Re- Striped South Mountain
- Striped Maricopa
- Replaced the motor in the River Well and cleaned the piping (this is a major producer for the Town- West Side)
- Cleaning, auguring, and using a camera to identify repairs as needed (WIFA PROJECT)
- Worked with ADOT to have US 60 Micro sealed and restriped
- Meter replacement on all Town Wells
- Replaced the waterline on Mason Street and installed two new Fire Hydrants (WIFA PROJECT)
- Renovated & restore the Old School (Town Hall)
- Installed new ADA Parking at Town Hall
- Chip sealed Hualapai, Yaqui, Mohave, and South Hopi
- Installed a new water line on Mason Drive
- Re-adjust and pave Mason Drive
- Main Street Enhancement from Zuni St to South Papago (TE)
- South Pima Mill and overlay (STP)
- Re- Striping South Mountain (HSIP)
- Striping Maricopa Dr. (HSIP)
- Rehab and re-paint the 1Million Gallon Water Tank in Springerville Cemetery (WIFA PROJECT)
- Installing a new backup generator at the West Lift Station (sewer) (WIFA PROJECT)
- Repair or replace Water Main Lines (WIFA PROJECT)
- Repair or replace Sewer Main Lines (WIFA PROJECT)
- Continue cleaning, auguring, and using a camera to identify repairs as needed (WIFA PROJECT)
- Finish renovating and restoring the Old School (Town Hall) , building a Town Council Chamber
- Rehab and re-paint the .5 Million Gallon Water Tank (east side of town) (WIFA PROJECT)
- Cleaning the water mains in Town using a process called “Ice Pigging” (WIFA PROJECT)
- Repair or replace Water Main Lines (WIFA PROJECT)
- Repair or replace Sewer Main Lines (WIFA PROJECT)
- Drill and install a new production well (East Side) MEADOW WELL 165 gpm (WIFA PROJECT)
- Install a SCADA (Sensory Control and Data Acquisition) for all the water wells, water tanks, and sewer lift stations. (WIFA PROJECT)
- Start rehabbing all the well houses. Sheeting and roofing
- Town Hall work. Build counters, cabinets, and new paint
- Install a new Casa Malapais gate and build a entrance
- Install a new Gazebo in the Town Hall Park
- Installing a new East Side Lift Station and back- up generator (sewer) (WIFA PROJECT)
- Main Street Transportation Enhancement Grant. Trees, Shrubs, parking, lights, etc. (TE)
- Sign replacement (from 2015 to 2017) (HSIP)
- Coconino Drive new asphalt and re-alignment (STP)
- New playground equipment, curbing, basketball court, sidewalks, and ADA parking (Town Hall Park)
- New Greenhouse Office
- Greenhouse behind Town Hall
- ADA bathroom, Town Hall Park
- Monitoring well WWTP (Nelson Lands)
- Paint Town Hall/ Heritage Building
- Chip Seal Becker Lane
- Chip Seal Airport Road
- Voight Well Blending Station Construction
- Created a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Water
- Created a CIP for Sewer
- Created a CIP for Roads
- Apply and Obtained a 1.8M WIFA loan to replace or repair infrastructure
- Repair and replace timbers at Weinima/ Hooper Ranch & Water Treatment Bridge
- Handed out Water Conservation Kits (WIFA Project)
- Added a new basketball court In the Springervillle Park
FOR AFTER HOURS WATER & WASTEWATER EMERGENCIES, CALL (928) 333-2656
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The water and sewer crews provide hookup/installation to the town's water and wastewater system, as well as maintenance on backups. Residents wishing to activate service to an existing facility must contact the Finance Department.
A bare property requires a water meter and sewer connection, which takes about two weeks to complete. This includes marking the utility, scheduling the meter installation, and hooking up to the Town's sewer main.
The wastewater treatment plant handles 350,000 gallons per day, with expansion plans to handle over 870,00 gallons per day.
The Town of Springerville potable water system is currently operated with two pressure zones. The West Zone consists of three (3) domestic underground wells, one (1) storage reservoir site and a distribution network. The East Zone consists of five (5) domestic underground wells, a storage reservoir site, a booster station and a distribution network. The West Zone consists of approximately 266 residential and 55 commercial water service connections. The East Zone consists of approximately 375 residential and 32 commercial water service connections.
The seven domestic wells are shown on the enclosed Water System Map, which is located in the back of the manual in the appendix. The two reservoir storage sites are also shown on the map. The map includes locations of water mains and the location of blow-offs in the distribution system. The system consists of 2”, 4”, 6”, 8” and 10” lines.
Water Production and Well Storage Statistics
The production of each well site is as follows:
Name of Well Capacity Zone
TANK WELL 50 GPM EAST
WWTP WELL 35 GPM EAST
WILKINS WELL 62 GPM EAST
HAYSTACK WELL 30 GPM EAST
MEADOW WELL 160 GPM EAST
RIVER WELL 109 GPM WEST
VOIGT WELL 90 GPM WEST
FOREST SERVICE WELL 90 GPM WEST
The domestic water storage available at each well storage site is as follows:
Name of Storage Tank Capacity/td> Zone
CEMETERY HILL 1,000,000 GAL. WEST
PUMPING STATION 500,000 GAL. EAST
The water that is utilized in the West Zone is pumped primarily from the River Well and stored in the 1,000,000 gallon Cemetery Hill Reservoir. During the summer, when the water demands are higher, the Voigt Well is used and if necessary, the Forest Service Well will also be put into operation. The River Well is usually operated 24 hours a day, with the other wells operating as necessary. All three wells in the West Zone are in good condition, but the Forest Service Well is used more often as a matter of convenience.
From September 2012 to August 2013, the yearly total for the West Zone was 29,728,825 gallons. The peak system demand for the West Zone occurred in June 2013 and was 5,436,750 gallons. The peak system demand for the West Zone is approximately 181,225 gallons per day. Calculating it back into numbers of users provides the following:
-Residential Water Service Connections: 266
-Average Daily Use per Connection: 425 gallons (per 24-hour period)
-Commercial Water Service Connections: 55
-Average Daily Use per Connection: 816 gallons (per 24-hour period)
-Approximate peak demand in a 24-hour day: 181,225 gallons (per 24-hour period)
The water that is utilized in the East Zone is pumped primarily from the Tank Well and stored in the 500,000 gallon Pumping Station Reservoir. During the summer, when the water demands are higher, the WWTP Well, Tank Well and the Wilkins Well are utilized. This zone is also aided by a booster pump. The Tank Well is usually run 24 hours a day, with the other wells operating as necessary. All four wells in the East zone are in good condition, but the Haystack Well is used more often as a matter of convenience.
From September 2012 to August 2013, the yearly total for the East Zone was 44,223,475 gallons. The peak system demand for the East Zone occurred in June 2013 and was 4,850,290 gallons. The peak system demand for the East Zone is approximately 161,676 gallons per day. Calculating it back into numbers of users provides the following:
-Residential Water Service Connections: 375
-Average Daily Use per Connection: 484 gallons (per 24-hour period)
-Commercial Water Service Connections: 32
-Average Daily Use per Connection: 780 gallons (per 24-hour period)
-Approximate peak demand in a 24-hour day: 161,676 gallons (per 24-hour period)
Usage estimates based on average water use in the area. In all situations, reservoirs should be kept as full as possible at all times.
The Town of Springerville waste water system consists of 75,272 lf of sewer lines. The system consists of 6”, 8”, 10”, 12” and 15” lines. There are two zones (West & East Side). Each zone is a gravity fed system to a Lift Station pumping the sewage through a forced main to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The WWTP was built in 1982.
Avg. Daily 146,000 per day
Peak Daily 211,000 per day
Design Capacity 325,000 per day
To report road hazards or road issues please contact our Public Works Office at (928) 333-5016
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The Division of Public Works maintains 23 miles of roadway, traffic and pedestrian services, street signs, street sweeping, guardrails, storm drainage, and bridges. These areas are to be kept as close to their original condition as possible.
The Road Maintenance crews provide cleanup, patching, and grading of unimproved roads, as well as snow removal on public thoroughfares. The Town maintains a heavy construction crew with a grader, loader, backhoe, dumptrucks, and power curber that the department uses to maintain and construct new roads.
During strong winter months, the crews will work around the clock to clear snow along major thoroughfares and school bus routes, whenever possible before the streets become active with traffic.
#1- In 2021 Sheldon Ave/ Hualapai/ Merrill full replacement.
#2- In 2024 North Pima full reconstruction using STP Funds.
#3- In 2025 Possible Signalized Intersection at Coconino / Airport Rd./ South Mountain using HSIP Funds.
#4- In 2026 Tumbling T full reconstruction using STP Funds.
#5- In 2029 Tori Circle full reconstruction.