Arizona senators announce $2.2 million investment in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure

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Arizona State Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly announced $2.2 million in federal funds to invest in Prescott’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

"Today’s investment will strengthen Prescott’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, boosting the safety and health of the community and supporting economic growth," Sinema said.

According to a 2020 Arizona infrastructure report card from the Arizona Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the state's drinking water received a grading of a C-, meaning infrastructure requires attention.

The sources of water, according to Arizona Department of Water Resources, comes from the Colorado River, in-state rivers, reclaimed water, and groundwater.

"It’s incredibly important that every Arizonan has access to clean drinking water. Prescott will greatly benefit from an investment in their water infrastructure that will serve the region for decades to come," Kelly said. 

The investment totals $2,286,000, with $1,646,000 of the amount awarded to the White House Ranch Owners Association Inc., and the remaining $640,000 awarded to the Pinehurst Water Company Inc. 

Officials say the investment will be used to provide safe drinking water and replace and improve existing water distribution systems.

For More Information:

Arizona 2020 Infrastructure report card

Arizona Department of Water Resources

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