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  •  Ah, fresh water... (9+ / 0-)

    Originally, the Arizona Water Company (still our supplier, as there is no municipal system) brought water into town by burro, in canvas bags, from springs above town. The mining has destroyed any possibility of local wells, so now the AZWC has wells west of Naco, and pumps the water into town...it got too big for the burros.

    The tailings pile south of Warren is leaching into the groundwater, and creeping toward those wells. They are now trying to slow that down. AND, a couple of City Councils ago, they put in a new sewage treatment system, two miles upstream from the wells.  Firm was a buddy of the Community Development Director mentioned above...no bid contract, etc. We shall see.

    "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

    by Bisbonian on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 08:53:40 PM PDT

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