Crews continue to repair sewer line break in Nogales
The Trickey Wash has sewage flowing into it. Chloride tablets have been put in the wash to help with bacteria and odor. Photo by Craig Smith.
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NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Sewage flowing across the international border in Nogales is being diverted into a manhole located 25 to 30 feet from the border fence and into the sewer system, not down the Trickey Wash.
Repairs are currently underway on the 24-inch sewer line break flowing into the Nogales Wash.
The overflow began last Friday after construction in Nogales, Sonora exposed the pipeline to heavy rains. The rain caused the break.
The International Boundary and Water Commission learned of the overflow and they say they're taking proactive steps to mitigate against foul odors by chlorinating water in the wash.
The City of Nogales continues to warn its residents to stay out of the Nogales and Trickey wash because of the sewer overflow.
The raw sewage poses a serious health hazard to people and pets who come in contact with it, says officials with the city.
IBWC is hoping for a permanent fix next week.
The Trickey wash runs from the International border to the Nogales Wash in between Court and Hudgins Streets in downtown Nogales.
Stay with KGUN9 for more information and updates on this story as it develops.