Bisbee effluent to help the San Pedro

The San Pedro River just north of the international border with Mexico

Cochise County approved an agreement in August to buy treated effluent from the City of Bisbee for five years for a water recharge project designed to help the San Pedro River.

In an effort to reverse the significant groundwater drawdown from decades of agricultural pumping, this project will put 200 acre-feet of water into the aquifer just north of the border with Mexico.

The story about this recharge project aired on NPR 89.1 on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Click here to listen.

Purpose

The purpose of the Cochise Conservation and Recharge Network (CCRN) is to implement a regional network of water-management projects that meet the long-term needs of the Sierra Vista Subwatershed.

Vision

The vision of the CCRN is a flowing San Pedro River, the conservation of water resources, and a vibrant local economy.

Member Organizations

The CCRN was formed in 2015, and includes Cochise County, the City of Sierra Vista, The Nature Conservancy, Hereford Natural Resources Conservation District, and the City of Bisbee.