Tucson water treatment to be moved to new facility

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The first phase of a large Pima County construction project wrapped up Thursday.

The Regional Optimization Master Plan, plant interconnect, will move some of the water treated at Roger Road, over to the Ina Road facility.

Officials believe it will eliminate some of the odor people often smell while driving on I-10.

"This pipeline will allow more flow, give us more flexibility in our system to bring more flow to this facility, make the highest quality of  effluent for the best beneficial use of the community," said Wastewater Reclamation Director Jakson Jenkins.

A new lab and water campus will be constructed and the Ina Road facility will be upgraded and expanded to treat 50 million gallons a day.