Exposed line (copy)

In this photo from June 2013, a section of the International Outfall Interceptor, which carries sewage from Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Ariz. to a treatment plant in Rio Rico, lies exposed in the Nogales Wash about 100 yards south of the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division office on North Grand Avenue.

A measure that would relieve the City of Nogales of its disproportionate financial responsibility for a cross-border sewer line and treatment plant is getting a second shot in Congress.

The Nogales Wastewater Fairness Act died after being introduced in both houses of Congress in 2017 by then-Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake and then-Rep. Martha McSally. On Tuesday, four members of the state’s current delegation in Washington – including now-Sen. McSally – submitted it for another try.

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