Work to start on pipeline for Rosemont mine
TUCSON, Ariz. — The first leg of construction will begin next month on a pipeline that will let owners of the Rosemont mine south of Tucson recharge Central Arizona Project water to compensate for its groundwater pumping.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that Community Water Co. of Green Valley announced that it has let a $400,000 contract to build a 1,000-foot section of pipe in an area where Nogales Highway is also being realigned in the suburb of Sahuarita.
The line's purpose is to take Central Arizona Project water to the recharge basins where it will be allowed to seep into the aquifer to replace water pumped in that area for the mine.
Rosemont Copper will be the line's first user, but it's being designed large enough to accommodate other water users.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com
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