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Peoria's history, population, vision/mission statements, sustainability efforts, redistricting, and construction projects. Info on the P83 district, schools, the Peoria Leadership Institute seminar, and diversity.

Information on the City Council including agendas , the Mayor, the Municipal Court, City Manager and ADA along with the city's various initiatives.

News from the city of Peoria, press releases from the Office of Commnications, links to RSS feeds and E-News signup. View programming on Channel 11, PeoriaTV.

Information on the employment process, a listing of current open jobs, how to apply on-line and a list of all jobs and salaries at the city.

 A listing of links to directories of city services, including all online e-services.

The city of Peoria Municipal Complex is home to City Hall, the Council Chambers, the Main Library, the Development and Community Services Building, the Public Safety Administration Building, and the Municipal Court.

A listing of links to maps available on the city of Peoria Website.

The City of Peoria budget is managed by the Management and Budget Division. Find copies of the latest Program Budget and the CIP here.

 

The City Code and  Zoning Ordinace, with updates are located here. Also, find the City Charter, and legal statements related to the website, including our Privacy Notice.

City Manager’s Message on Diversity and Inclusion

How to pay bills you may have with the city, including water, sewer and trash collection fees, recreation program and class fees, traffic fines and more. Setup water and sewer service.

Home and Property Resources includes information on trash pickup,water conservation, swimming  pool issues and recycling, along with other relevant information for homeowners.

Neighborhood Resources includes information on dealing with graffiti removal, block parties, animal control, street repairs, odors and other neighborhood related quality of life issues.

Helpful services provided by the fire and police departments. Report criminal activity, locate crime information, register alarms, and learn about crime prevention.

Search for scheduled events and meetings in the city including documents relating to city council meetings and other meetings.

This section contains information and links to the Peoria Public Library's website, the Arts Commission, the Center for Performing Arts, and Annual Arts festivals and Celebrations. 

Information on recreation programs and classes, afterschool and preschool programs, sports leagues and locations and amenities of city parks.

Information on bus routes, park and ride, dial a ride and bicycle paths. Also, road closures and lane restrictions.

Use this page to find information on the city of Peoria website of interest to builders and developers.Included are inspections, zoning and zoning ordinance, the city code, general plan, permitting, and impact fees.

How to get a business license, tax license, sales tax schedules/forms, register to use the online eTax system, pay taxes and fees. Bidding on contracts with the city and auctions, trash collection, recycling, traffic counts.

Business and Real EstateDevelopment, and other assistance for businesses and developers finding sites, understanding the area, and growing their businesses. Links to the Building Development Division and PeoriaED.Com.

Information on Building Permits. Find out about permits for signs, temporary use of property, filming, and alarms. Download forms and track applications for development, building, planning and engineering permits.

The city's main document portal for development related documents including planning and zoning, building, engineering and fire prevention.

The Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres conduct spring training at the Peoria Sports Complex each February and March. Everything you need to know is at PeoriaSpringTraining.com.

A listing of area hotels, motels and RV Parks, listed by distance from the Peoria Sports Complex.

The city of Peoria, Arizona is proud to be the "Gateway to Lake Pleasant," one of the finest water recreation areas in Arizona.

Links to Items of interest to tourists, including VisitPeoriaaz.com, our official tourism website.

The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts consists of a 280 seat main stage auditorium and an 80+ seat black box theater, designed to bring award winning community theater to downtown Peoria. 

City of Peoria hiking trails information, directions and maps.

A listing of links to maps available on the city of Peoria Website.

Special Events, sponsored and hosted by the city, held throughout the year at the Peoria Sports Complex, Oldtown Peoria and other areas.

The Peoria Sports Complex is home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners during spring training, and many other events throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

It is the City of Peoria's priority to provide provide quality service and safe drinking water to its customers.  To help achieve this goal the Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program was implemented and enforced in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by The Safe Drinking Water Act and the Arizona Administrative Code, to ensure that all potential sources of cross connection can be minimized with the installation of approved backflow prevention assemblies at the point where all potential hazards of cross connection may exist.

What is Backflow?

Peoria’s water distribution system is designed to keep the water flowing from the distribution system to you the customer. However, when hydraulic conditions deviate from “normal” flow conditions, water flow can be reversed or backflow. When this backflow occurs, water can flow from the customer’s system back into the city’s distribution system.

What is Backsiphonage? 

The positive flow or water can be reversed when there is a sudden reduction in water pressure in the distribution system, such as during firefighting or when a water main breaks. This can create a suction effect, drawing the non-potable substance into the potable water system.

What is Backpressure? 

Backpressure is created when the pressure in a non-potable system, such as in a recirculation system containing soap, acid, antifreeze, or in a boiler system exceeds that in the potable water system that provides the make-up water to the system. This pressure can force the potable water to reverse its direction of flow through the cross-connection. Non-potable substances can then enter the potable water system.

Can you show me an example of Backsiphonage and Backpressure? 

Please click on the link backsiphonage and backpressure.

What is a Cross Connection? 

A cross connection is the actual physical connection between the potable (drinking) water and any substance of questionable quality.  A cross connection commonly occurs when a water hose is left running, yet is submerged in a tree well or in a bucket of soap water.  If a backflow event were to occur, these substances could enter the drinking water supply and possibly be distributed throughout the distribution system where numerous consumers would be exposed to these substances.

How can backflow be prevented? 

Installing approved backflow prevention assemblies, such as Reduced Pressure Principle Assemblies, Double Check Valves, Pressure Vacuum Breakers, and the use of Air Gaps, can significantly reduce the chances of a backflow situation from occurring.

Where are the devices installed? 

The devices are installed on the City's water supply line as close as possible to the customer's water meter and/or internally on any equipment that utilizes water that potentially may become contaminated such as boilers, carbonators, cooling towers, x-ray machines, etc.

Who is required to test and how often?

Backflow prevention assemblies are to be tested annually or more often if requested by the Environmental Division.  The Cross Connection Program applies to and is primarily enforced on commercial businesses.  However, circumstances may apply that would require these devices to be installed on non-commercial properties.  It is recommended that when installed on residential properties that these devices be tested annually by a Certified Tester to ensure equipment performance.

Who performs the test? 

Individuals recognized by the City of Peoria for backflow prevention testing and repair must perform the tests. A list of recognized testers is available by either calling the Environmental Division at 623-773-8444 or by clicking Recognized Tester List  Upon completion, the tester will then submit the test report(s) to the Environmental Division for entry.

What is the cost for testing? 

The cost of testing varies and is determined by the person or company who tests your device. Additional charges may be included for repairs or backflow assembly replacement.

What types of backflow preventers can be installed to help protect our home?

Pressure Vacuum Breakers can be installed on the water supply line to any landscape irrigation system or on the water fill line to swimming pools.  Hose Bibb Vacuum Breakers are small inexpensive devices that are installed on hose bibs or threaded sill cocks where garden hoses are attached.

If I have questions about backflow prevention, whom do I contact? 

City of Peoria Cross Connection Specialist - Environmental Division
8401 W. Monroe St., Peoria, AZ 85345
(Phone) 623-773-8444  | (Fax) 623-773-8490
Email: kathleen.garcia@peoriaaz.gov