Nogales, Arizona, USA

Peña Blanca Wastewater System Improvements at Potrero Creek in Nogales, Arizona

Status: Completed

Project Description

The proposed project consists of the relocation of approximately 764 lineal feet of a sanitary sewer force main below Potrero Creek and improvements at the Peña Blanca Pump Station on the northwest side of the city of Nogales, Arizona (the “Project”).


The purpose of the Project is to eliminate the risk of untreated or inadequately treated wastewater discharges to Potrero Creek, thereby contributing to the protection of natural water resources and reducing the risk of waterborne disease. Additionally, improvements to the pump station will improve the operational efficiency of the wastewater system.

Expected Outcomes

The Project is expected to generate environmental and human health benefits related to the following Project outcomes:  Improve wastewater services to 75 existing residential connections and two public schools.  Eliminate the risk of line failures that could result in approximately 84,000 gallons per day (gpd) of untreated or inadequately treated wastewater discharges.  Achieve full compliance with applicable regulations.  Increase operational efficiency of the wastewater system, which will reduce energy costs and maintenance requirements.

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 0.71M
NADBank Funding US 0.45M - NADBank Grant: CAP
Other Funding Partners City of Nogales - $50,000