Soaring contamination causes shutdown of Tucson water treatment plant

Source:, June 9, 2021
By: Rick Wiley

The groundwater on Tucson’s south side has become so contaminated that Tucson Water will soon shut down the plant that’s been treating it for 27 years.

Although city officials say the plant has always delivered water that’s safe to drink, they can’t guarantee that any longer because of rising levels of chemical compounds known as PFAS in groundwater the plant is supposed to clean up. Read more.

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