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Competing water pipelines irk Tucson


The city of Tucson water department says two pipelines being built to bring Colorado River water to Sahuarita are complicating its consideration on a necessary pipeline connection.

The Green Valley News reports that Tucson Water Deputy Director Sandy Elder says there has been no cooperation or coordination among the entities proposing these projects.

Elder says the department will evaluate each proposal in detail to determine the potential impacts to Tucson Water.

Green Valley and Sahuarita officials recently asked Tucson to allow the pipeline projects to temporarily connect to a pipeline that Tucson and the Central Arizona Project system own jointly in order to speed up recharge by several years.

Community Water Co. of Green Valley and Farmers Investment Co. are building separate 36-inch pipelines.

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