WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly announced nearly $5 million in federal funds to invest in Yuma’s development and construction of a water treatment and distribution system.
“Today’s investment will strengthen Yuma’s water treatment and distribution system, addressing high arsenic levels dating back over a decade, and helping expand economic opportunities,” said Sinema.
“No Arizonan should be drinking contaminated water. I’m proud that federal funds are on their way to Yuma to go towards new pipes and a water treatment plant that will deliver clean water to families in the region,” said Kelly.
The federal funds, totaling $4,913,800, invests in developing and constructing a water treatment and distribution system, removing and replacing more than 10,000 linear feet of aging or low-capacity pipe to include service connections, and the construction of a new water storage tank and groundwater well at a new location away from the residential area. The current system is more than 40 years old and has been deemed unfeasible to rehabilitate. The project will resolve issues with high arsenic levels dating back to 2011.