Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ADEQ issues city consent order

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a notice to the City of Bisbee due to failed tests at the city’s wastewater treatment plant for whole effluent toxicity.
According to determinations and findings from ADEQ, the treatment plant has tested positive for exceedance levels of green algae multiple times this year.
Per the ADEQ requirement, “The permitee shall monitor discharges from Outfall 001 for WET as specified in Table and according to the test results Bisbee reported an exceedance of the limit for Pseudokirchneriella subcapita (green algae) for the monitoring period on the semi-annual ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

Replacement BUSD board member sworn in; budget cut approved

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
A new board member was sworn in at the Bisbee Unified School District governing board meeting Tuesday night to fill the seat left vacant after the recent passing of Dr. Prido Polanco.
Newly appointed member Jill McCain, a former member of the governing board, was sworn in at the start of the meeting.
 A public hearing was held before the board meeting, during which BUSD Superintendent Thomas Woody stated that the district was forced to cut $276,811 from the maintenance and operations budget for the current year due to lower than expected enrollment. He said the student count for the district is lower than the ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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