Gov. Doug Ducey recently activated the Arizona National Guard to provide assistance to local and federal crews repairing the sewage pipeline near Nogales, which was damaged during last month’s flooding.
The National Guard will provide personnel, equipment and materials to assist with the repair of the damaged pipeline which has effected Nogales Wash, according to an announcement.
The damage to the sewer line was due to the heavy rains and flooding that affected the state in late July. The flooding ruptured the International Outfall Interceptor, which is a pipeline that runs from Sonora, Mexico, to a wastewater treatment plant 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The flooding also damaged the Nogales Wash sewage conveyance pipeline that is now under repair.
“My sincere thanks goes out to the emergency response teams who have been working day and night, often dealing with extreme conditions, to respond to these floods and ensure the safety of Arizona citizens,” Ducey said in a statement. “We continue to make responding to this disaster a priority and will continue to work with our local and federal partners to make every necessary resource available."