When can I start-up my facility or system?
The initial testing requirements for facilities or systems utilizing a simple treatment process are stipulated on the Approval to Construct certificate. If an Approval of Construction certificate has been issued, start-up and full operation of the facility or system may commence immediately. Otherwise, start-up of a facility or system will be governed by the initial testing requirements stipulated on the Approval to Commence Operations certificate.

Facilities or systems utilizing a complex treatment process require an approved start-up plan detailing the initial testing procedures and methodology. An Approval to Commence Operations certificate is issued to allow initial testing to proceed to validate the performance of the facility or system.

When initial testing is successfully completed an Approval of Construction certificate is issued and full operation of the facility or system may commence. For more information, please call 602-372-2861.

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1. What is the difference between an approval and a permit?
2. What types of approvals are issued by the Water and Wastewater Treatment Program?
3. When is an approval required?
4. How are approvals made?
5. What are approval certificates?
6. Why are there stipulations on the approval certificates?
7. What other types of approvals and permits may be required by other regulatory agencies?
8. Will I need to submit copies of permits issued by other regulatory agencies?
9. When can I start construction on my project?
10. How long do I have before I must start construction of my project?
11. How long do I have to complete construction of my project?
12. Is the approval still valid if construction of my project has been halted?
13. Can I renew an expired approval certificate?
14. When can I start-up my facility or system?