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Marana makes big step toward treating contaminated water

Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ
Published 1 week ago - Duration: 01:13s

Marana makes big step toward treating contaminated water

The Town Council green-lighted the use of extra funds back in November, and construction on the treatment facilities is expected to start next week.

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Marana makes big step toward treating contaminated water

CONTAMINATED WATER -- IN TWOSYSTEMS. OFFICIALS GREEN-LIGHTEDTHE USE OF EXTRA FUNDS -- BACKIN NOVEMBER.CONSTRUCTION ON TREATMENTFACILITIES IS EXPECTED TO STARTNEXT WEEK.NINE ON YOUR SIDE'S NATALIETARANGIOLI JOINS US IN STUDIOWITHMORE ON WHAT'S NEXT.NATALIE?PAT, VALERIE --OFFICIALS SAY THOSE SITES WILLPURIFY THE DRINKING WATER IN TWOSYSTEMS IN THE TOWN.THAT'S WHERE HIGH LEVELS OFPOSSIBLY CARCINOGENIC CHEMICALSWEREFOUND.THIS GOES BACK TO AUGUST OF LASTYEAR -- WHEN THE TOWN COUNCILAPPROVED BUILDING TREATMENTFACILITIES FOR THE CONTAMINATEDSITES.THEY WILL BE BUILT NEAR THEEXISTING TOWN WATER SITES.BUT TREATING THE CONTAMINATEDWATER TURNED OUT TO BE MOREEXPENSIVE THAN ORIGINALLYPLANNED.

SO THE TOWN APPROVEDMARANA WATER USING UP TO1-POINT-5 MILLIONDOLLARS -- MORE.LEADING TO FRUSTRATION FROM SOMECOUNCIL MEMBERS.ROXANNE ZIEGLER, MARANA COUNCILMEMBER: $1.5 MILLION THAT ISALMOST HARD FOR ME TO STOMACH.MARANA WATER SAYS THESETREATMENT FACILITIES AREEXPECTED TO BE UP AND RUNNING BYNEXT SEPTEMBER.LAST YEAR -- THE TOWN OF MARANAJOINED THE CITY OF TUCSON IN ALAWSUIT AGAINST 3-M AND OTHERCOMPANIES -- WHO MADEFIREFIGHTINGFOAMS CONTAINING THE HARMFULCHEMICALS.THAT LITIGATION IS ONGOING.BACK TO YOU.

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