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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.

For all questions regarding water bills or transfer of a water account please contact our Billing Department at 480-488-6620.

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.

Our latest Water Quality Reports can be found here.

Capital Improvement Project

PowerPoint presentation to Kiwanis 

Water Master Plan (2013)

Waste Water Master Plan (2013)

Contact Us
(24 HOURS)
(602) 667-4574
(Business hours are
Monday through Thursday
7:00am to 5:00pm)
Main Line: 480-488-6620

Shawn Kreuzwiesner
Utilities Director


Claudia Cortez
(Cave Creek / Carefree)
Billing Specialist

Irma Salinas
(Desert Hills)
Billing Specialist

You can pay your water bill online by credit/debit card and one time EFT from your checking or savings account at www.paymentservicenetwork.com.  
If you want to have recurring payments taken from your checking/savings account you can enroll in ACH Debit payments using the form here http://www.cavecreek.org/DocumentCenter/View/2624