What Does International Outfall Interceptor Do?

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Last month, Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency in response to damage to a sewage pipeline near Nogales at Arizona’s southern border.

Huge monsoon storms in Santa Cruz caused flooding and breached the International Outfall Interceptor, a pipeline that brings sewage from Sonora, Mexico, to a wastewater treatment plant about 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

That development made the introduction of the Nogales Wastewater Fairness Act in the House and Senate very timely.

We learned more about the situation in Nogales from Paulina Pineda, reporter for the Nogales International.

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