Townhall Friday on Naco sewage spill

TUCSON, Ariz. - Cochise County's Health and Social Services is holding a townhall Friday, Sept. 21 on the ongoing sewage spill in Naco. 

Since Sept. 9, raw sewage has been flowing across the border. Authorities continue to monitor the flow – currently estimated at between 288,000 and 432,000 gallons per day – and treat it with chlorine.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the Naco Elementary School.

“Our number one priority is public safety and keeping the residents of Naco informed,” said Cochise Health & Services Director Carrie Langley. “During the town hall we will talk about the risks posed by exposure to sewage, and the precautions people can take. We want to be as proactive as possible.”

“Our number one priority is public safety and keeping the residents of Naco informed,” said Cochise Health & Services Director Carrie Langley. “During the town hall we will talk about the risks posed by exposure to sewage, and the precautions people can take. We want to be as proactive as possible.”

Repairs to the sewage pipes in Naco, Sonora, are expected to take place within the next eight weeks.

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