6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Sinema, Kelly Announce Over $4.3 Million Investment in the City of Safford & La Paz County to Upgrade Water Infrastructure from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Sinema, Kelly Announce Over .3 Million Investment in the City of Safford & La Paz County to Upgrade Water Infrastructure from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
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Sinema, Kelly Announce Over $4.3 Million Investment in the City of …  Kyrsten Sinema

Sinema, Kelly Announce Over $4.3 Million Investment in the City of Safford & La Paz County to Upgrade Water Infrastructure from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Provides Funding for Water Infrastructure Upgrades in Arizona

Introduction

A total of $4,385,477 will be invested in upgrading critical water infrastructure in the City of Safford and La Paz County from the bipartisan infrastructure law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.

Funding for the City of Safford

The City of Safford will receive $2,758,697 to make key improvements to the city’s water distribution system that will guarantee 10,000 Arizonans’ access to clean, reliable drinking water. This funding will be used to install water lines to provide service to underserved residential areas, connecting residents to waterlines that will guarantee access to clean, reliable drinking water for roughly 10,000 Arizonans.

Funding for Bouse Domestic Water Improvement District

La Paz County’s Bouse Domestic Water Improvement District will receive $1,626,780 to make critical water infrastructure upgrades that meet the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality standards. The funding will be used to bring the current water system up to meet these standards by replacing and upgrading undersized water lines, installing a water treatment system for arsenic removal, adding an operations building, developing a new well and a 70,000 gallon water storage tank, and making other necessary additions to bring the aged system up to modern standards.

Importance of Clean Water Access

“All Arizonans deserve access to a clean, safe, and reliable water supply. The investments we secured for Safford and La Paz County are a major step towards a cleaner, stronger water future for families and businesses,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law. Senator Kelly also emphasized the importance of reliable and safe drinking water supply for every Arizona community.

Focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The bipartisan infrastructure law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. This law makes the strongest investment in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in U.S. history, delivering clean water to millions of American families. It also includes more than $8 billion to strengthen water infrastructure throughout the American West, addressing issues such as aging infrastructure, water storage, water recycling, drought contingency plans, and dam safety. Additionally, the funding includes $300 million over the next five years for water reclamation operations under the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan.

Bipartisan Collaboration

Sinema and Kelly’s bipartisan infrastructure law was the result of negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and senators from both parties. The law received support from various groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

  1. SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

    • Target 6.1: By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
    • Target 6.4: By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity.

    The article highlights the investment of $4,385,477 in upgrading critical water infrastructure in the City of Safford and La Paz County. This investment aims to guarantee access to clean, reliable drinking water for 10,000 Arizonans and meet the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality standards. These actions align with SDG 6, specifically Target 6.1, which focuses on achieving universal access to safe drinking water, and Target 6.4, which aims to ensure sustainable water supply.

Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation Target 6.1: By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all. – Investment of $2,758,697 in upgrading the water distribution system in the City of Safford to guarantee access to clean, reliable drinking water for 10,000 Arizonans.
– Investment of $1,626,780 in critical water infrastructure upgrades in the Bouse Domestic Water Improvement District to meet Arizona Department of Environmental Quality standards.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation Target 6.4: By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity. – Upgrading water infrastructure to meet Arizona Department of Environmental Quality standards in the Bouse Domestic Water Improvement District.
– Installing water lines in underserved residential areas in the City of Safford to connect residents to clean, reliable drinking water.

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Source: sinema.senate.gov

 

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