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Yuma, Arizona, USA

Construction of the Wastewater Collection System for the B & C Colonia in Yuma County, Arizona

Status: Completed

Background

The Avenue B&C Colonia is located in Yuma County, surrounded by the City of Yuma,  Arizona. The  B&C Colonia  did not have a wastewater collection (WWC) system and the WW was treated through the use of latrines, cesspools, and septic tanks. However, due to its proximity to the Colorado River, pooling of WW on the surface was common due to the shallow water table. The state of Arizona required the formation of an Improvement District before this unincorporated community could request any funding for the project.

Description

The purpose of the project was to eliminate exposure to untreated wastewater discharges by expanding the wastewater collection system to  the  unserved  areas, reducing groundwater pollution and the risk of waterborne diseases.

Benefits

The project consisted of the provision of a wastewater collection system to the un-served area of Avenue B & C Colonia in Yuma, Arizona. Collected wastewater is conveyed  to an existing wastewater treatment plant.

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 22.01M
NADB Funding US 2.25M - NADB Grant: BEIF
Other Funding Partners Arizona WIFA - US 1.4M
USDA Grants - US 10.8M
USDA Loan - US 2.0M

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