Water Quality Division: Safe Drinking Water: Monitoring Assistance Program (MAP)

The purpose of The Monitoring Assistance Program (MAP) is to help small drinking water systems comply with The Safe Drinking Water Act. All public water systems (community and non-transient non-community excluding state or federally owned) serving less then 10,000 people are required to participate in the MAP. Each system is charged a base fee ($250) and an amount per service connection ($2.57) annually. These monies are deposited into a fund which is then used to hire a private contractor through the state procurement bid process to collect, transport, analyze and report results of baseline samples to the systems and ADEQ. The fee fund allows the water systems to gain economies of scale when contracting for large volumes of sampling and ensures the proper water quality monitoring is conducted.

The program samples for regulated volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), regulated synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs), and regulated inorganic chemicals (IOCs), asbestos, radionuclides, nitrite, nitrate, sodium and nickel.

MAP does not monitor for bacteria, lead and copper or disinfection byproducts. Testing for these contaminants remains the responsibility of public water systems. Individual systems are also responsible for increased monitoring that may be necessary. MAP will not sample for increased monitoring required by either a Trigger or MCL (maximum contaminant level) result revealed by a base line sample.

MAP provides a postage paid update card to each MAP system annually to give water systems participating in the program an opportunity to update their contact information. Systems provide updated information on the population served and the number of service connections on this update card. Click to view a sample MAP update card. Information gathered from the MAP Update Cards is used to assess MAP fees and update address and system personnel information.  Failure to return the annual MAP Update Card may result in inaccurate invoicing.

The tables below contain the monitoring schedules for systems participating in the program. Please note not all MAP systems will need sampling in a given year except for nitrate. If after reviewing these schedules you feel that the information for your system is incorrect, please contact us for assistance in making any necessary corrections.

Monitoring Assistance Program (MAP) FAQs Brochure

Detailed Monitoring Schedules 2016 Option