City Manager Steve Pauken announced Tuesday at the council meeting that the USDA has selected Bisbee’s Tin Town sewer project for recognition on Earth Day, April 22.
Each year, the USDA selects a location in Arizona as an example of good environmental stewardship, he explained. This year, the Tin Town project stood out in the state.
For the past few years, the city has been working to rid the small community of the cesspools that pose a health hazard and get them on the sewer system, said Public Works Director Tom Klimek.
Working with the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission (BECC), a study of the problem and a design to get the waste down to the treatment plant has been completed.