(Photo by CAlton: Tricia Gerrodette Talks Bisbee Water Issues
SHOULD THE CITY OF BISBEE SELL MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF EFFLUENT TO HELP REPLENISH THE SAN PEDRO RIVER?
by Chuck Alton, KCTRnews.com
Cochise County Supervisor Ann English representing the County and other members of the Cochise Conservation & Recharge Network (CCRN) have met with Bisbee politicos and management to discuss the purchase of Bisbee’s effluent from the Wastewater Treatment Plant to pipe through the Ladd Ranch just west of town and carry it to a point nearby the San Pedro River as part of a plan to improve recharge of the river and augment projects already making progress in the recharging process.
According to water litigator Tricia Gerrodette who spoke to about 30 people Saturday in Bisbee before the Mule Mountain Democratic Club (MMDC), negotiations have been suggested to open with an offer to pay $10,000 to the City immediately with the idea being that the City would be paid $75,000 to sell the 300,000 gallons per day of near-potable end product from the WWTP to the recharge project.