Public and Private Utilities

The Greater Tucson Metropolitan Area is served by a number of organizations, both public and private, in the provision of basic utilities and services to local residents. Below is a listing of the major utility companies and their telephone numbers.

Utilities in Arizona are regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Public Transportation

City of Tucson - The Transportation Department also operates Tucson's metropolitan transit system, including the SunLink Streetcar, Sun Tran Buses and special transport vans, or Sun Van, for those with special needs.

  • Department of Transportation
    4220 S Park Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85714
    • Schedule Information: 792-9222
    • Sun Van Reservations: 798-1000
    • Special Service: 791-4100


City of Tucson - Environmental Services provides residential collection of recyclable materials.

Street Maintenance

City of Tucson - The Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining City streets, street signs, traffic signals and street lighting.

Pima County - Pima County Transportation oversees County Street and roads. Regional Flood Department oversees flood control operations.

State of Arizona - The State Department of Transportation maintains the region's designated State routes, including Interstate 10.


Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) operates the sewer system in the metropolitan Tucson area, including the City of Tucson.

  • Wastewater Reclamation
    201 N. Stone Ave., 8th Fl.
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    • (520) 724-6500
    • Sewer Emergencies: (520) 724-3400

Trash Pickup/Landfills

City of Tucson - Environmental Services provides residential and commercial refuse collection for City residents and businesses. Billing for refuse collection is included in your monthly water bill.

  • Environmental Services
    4004 S. Park Ave
    Tucson, AZ
    • Customer Services: 791-3171
    • Commercial Services: 791-3171
    • Landfill Information: 791-5085

Pima County - Refuse collection outside of City limits is handled by private contractors. You may find a list of these companies in the yellow pages under "garbage." Additional information is available from Pima County regarding refuse pickup and landfill operations.


Tucson Water Department - Provides water service to most City residents and a large number of other area communities.

  • Tucson Water
    310 W Alameda
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    • Customer Services: 791-3242
    • Emergency / After Hours: 791-4133
    • General Information: 791-4331

Metro Water - provides water service primarily in the northwest metropolitan Tucson area.


Tucson Electric Power Company - TEP provides electrical service to most area residences and businesses. Its Customer Service Office is open 7:00 am - 7:00 pm (M-F).

  • Tucson Electric Power Co.
    PO Box 711
    Tucson, AZ 85702
    • Customer Service: 623-7711
    • Informacion en Español: 623-7722
    • Outages/Storm Damage: 623-7711
    • Other Emergencies 24 Hrs/7 Days a Week: 623-3451

Natural Gas

Southwest Gas Corporation - Southwest Gas provides natural gas service to most area residences and businesses. Its Customer Service Office is open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F).

  • Southwest Gas Corporation
    3401 E. Gas Road
    Tucson, AZ 85714
    • Customer Service: 877-860-6020
    • Gas Leak / Emergency: 746-1076
    • General Offices: 889-5600