Official: Aging water facilities need major repair

Official: Aging water facilities need major repair
(Yuma Sun, 06/28)

“Yuma water official Tom Davis said the West’s aging water infrastructure is beyond patching and in need of “major replacement and rehabilitation” – but that can’t happen until federal officials inventory the problem. […] The bipartisan bill would require the Interior Department to ‘publish reports detailing specific repairs and rehabilitation needs’ at bureau facilities, according to a committee staff summary of the bill. […] The bill would ‘put a long list of all the projects of the Bureau of Reclamation’s inventory so we know what they look like, what they expect, time tables in which they need to be repaired,’ said Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, and the lead sponsor of the measure. […] ‘So we can actually start making wiser choices on how we repair those things,’ Gosar said.”

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Jeff Small