Water

Gale Hedges (Manager) and Robbie Claridge (Supervisor)

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The Water Department



The Water Department is responsible for Safford’s water and wastewater programs. The water program provides a safe and adequate domestic water supply to all residents in the water service area. The wastewater program assists in providing a clean, healthy environment through the effective collection of wastewater.

The Water and Sewer Crew consists of fourteen employees that are responsible for the maintenance, repair and construction of the system.

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System Facts

Water
  • 255 miles of water main.
  • 972 Fire Hydrants.
Sewer
  • 75 miles of sewer main.
  • 1,085 manholes.

Water Related Service Issues


Below is a listing of water related service issues. If you need further assistance, please contact us at (928) 432-4200.
If you do not have water, check the following:
  • Make sure your bill is current (to pay your bill, contact Citizen Services at (928) 432-4060, visit their office at City Hall, 717 W. Main Street, or visit their website).
  • Check the shut-off valve, if all valves are on; please call us at (928) 432-4200.
  • If you live in an apartment, contact your property manager.

Pressure Related Issues


If you have a problem with your water pressure, give us a call at (928) 432-4200, and someone will investigate the pressure issue and determine the cause. The Water Department staff might need to make a visit to your service address as part of the investigation; you will be notified in advance if you need to be home during the visit.

Water Leaks and Emergencies


If you have or see a water emergency, such as a broken water main, fire hydrant, or water service line (between a water meter and the street), or you see water gushing from the middle of a street, please call (928) 432-4200, 24 hours a day.