Thursday, January 15, 2009

First reuse of mine water in Arizona

Starting this month, Resolution Copper will start dewatering its mine shaft [right, shaft #9, my photo from May 2008] in Superior, treat that water and then send it to New Magma Irrigation District located near Queen Creek
via a pipeline for use in irrigating crops.

This sounds like a significant step with impacts on water agencies, agriculture, and mining. I'm anxious to hear more at a panel discussoin on "First in Arizona: Reuse of Mine Water" will discuss this innovation at the Water Resources Research Center at UA on Jan. 21, from Noon -1:30 pm. Speakers are Bill Baker - Ellis & Baker, P.C., Bill Van Allen - New Magma Irrigation District, Jeff Silvertooth and Janick Artiola, both at UA Dept. of Soil, Water & Environmental Science.

Water Resources Research Center is at 350 N. Campbell in Tucson.

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