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The Cave Creek Utilities Department

The utilities department manages the drinking water supply for the Town of Cave Creek and portions of the Town of Carefree. In addition, the utilities department owns and manages the Desert Hills Water System which supplies drinking water to portions of unincorporated Maricopa County.

The utilities department also manages the sanitary sewer system and wastewater treatment plant for the Town of Cave Creek.

Utilities Staff

The Cave Creek/Desert Hills/Carefree water and wastewater systems are operated and maintained by ADEQ Certified staff members.  The utilities department currently has 15 employees responsible for repairing leaks, reading water meters, collecting required regulatory samples, preparing and distributing monthly billings, coordinating paperwork with regulatory agencies, and ensuring a safe and dependable water supply to our customers.  The staff is here to serve you and provide you with respect, courtesy, and a timely response to your concerns or problems.

Feel free to contact our Town Offices at 480-488-1400 to discuss how we might be able to better serve you.

Water Quality

The Town of Cave Creek Water System and the Desert Hills Water Systems are tested monthly, semi-annually, and annually for a variety of water quality constituents based upon the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act.  The Town of Cave Creek has had no significant violations of water quality standards in the past several years.

Records of our water sampling efforts are reported to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality every month and posted to the ADEQ Safe Drinking Water Information website.  Our historical sampling results can be found at:


Type in Cave Creek Water or Desert Hills Water in the” Water System Name” box and click the “Search for Water Systems” button.

Capital Improvement Project

PowerPoint presentation to Kiwanis 

 Water Master Plan (November 2013)

Waste Water Master Plan (November 2013)

Contact Us
(24 HOURS)
(602) 667-4574


David S. Prinzhorn, P.E.
Utilities Manager / Town Engineer
Ph: (480) 488-6618


Dennis Charles
Water Distribution Supervisor

Jeff Lennon
Water Treatment Plant Supervisor

Dave Adams
Utilities Technical Assistant
Ph: (480) 437-3583

Jan Schumacher
(Cave Creek / Carefree)
Billing Specialist
Ph: (480) 437-3582

Billie Boyd
(Desert Hills)
Billing Specialist
Ph: (480) 488-6617

You can now pay your water bill online through XPress Bill Pay. You can also use this service to set up automatic bill payment.