NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCESGAO Report on Boundary Waters Treatment Plantshttps://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-307?utm_campaign=usga...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCESGAO Report on Boundary Waters Treatment Plantshttps://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-307?utm_campaign=usga...NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES

GAO Report on Boundary Waters Treatment Plants

https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-307?utm_campaign=usgao_email&utm_content=topic_naturalresources&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

GAO-20-307: Published: Feb 5, 2020

“The U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission manages two wastewater treatment plants along the U.S.-Mexico border that treat raw sewage, mostly from Mexico. But population growth and aging plant infrastructure allow storm water to bring bacteria, trash, and sediment from Mexico into the U.S.—affecting public health and the environment in Arizona and California.”

“The Commission has not taken comprehensive steps to resolve the problem, so we recommended that Congress consider directing the Commission to identify alternatives—including cost estimates and funding sources—to help resolve continuing water quality problems.”

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