We need to call for action!
Tell these contacts that you want to see the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI) fixed—and soon! Feel free to use the “Talking Points” below in your communications.
Senator John McCain:
https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/casework-form (you can copy/paste points below onto this online form in “message” box)
Tucson office: (520) 670-6334
Senator Jeff Flake:
(also an online form where you can copy/paste points below)
Tucson office: (520) 575-8633
Congressman Raul Grijalva:
Tucson office: (520) 622-6788
City of Nogales Mayor Doyle:
Office: (520) 285-5602
International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC)
Public affairs office: Lori Kuczmanski (915) 832-4106
- Binational sewage pipe (“IOI”) through Ambos Nogales needs repair SOON.
- If the IOI breaks, the whole population of Nogales, Arizona will be exposed to raw sewage and industrial waste since it is downstream of Nogales, Sonora and the IOI runs right through the city.
- Plans are already in place for a partial fix (“cure-in-place pipe”); it only needs funding to proceed.
- Nogales, AZ is a small, poor city that uses only a small part of the IOI; most of the sewage in the IOI is Mexican.
- Nogales, Sonora has serious drainage problems that need IBWC intervention to fix so erosion damage to border infrastructure like the IOI is minimized.
- The IBWC’s job is to protect our border environment, and Congress needs to fund it so it can do its job to protect Americans from real border threats.
For more information, be sure to watch FOSCR’s video on this issue, “Flirting With Disaster.” You can also contact Friends of the Santa Cruz River at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or updates.