Water-Treatment Plant Owner Plans Public Hearing On Threats To Santa Cruz River

Arizona Water News

Nogales sewage

For the people of Nogales, Arizona, the sight of an approaching storm has become something to dread.

Water pouring onto the drought-parched desert of southern Arizona is a wonderful thing. All that water flowing into – and overflowing out of — the fast-disintegrating waste-water sewage system the community shares with Nogales, Mexico, is the stuff of nightmares. Rapidly worsening nightmares that may cost tens of millions of dollars to properly fix.

As a part of the long-running effort to resolve the sewage issues, the co-owner of the area’s sewage-treatment facility, has announced plans for a public meeting in the town of Tubac on September 13.

The purpose of the forum, sponsored by the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, or USIBWC, will be to promote the exchange of information between the USIBWC and the community regarding Commission projects and related activities in Pima, Cochise, and Santa Cruz…

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