CEMEX and KE&G constructed a large detention basin, wells and infiltration trenches. The trenches and wells store water during storms and increase the amount of water rechared into the San Pedro River. The new system captured around 12 million gallons of water during the 2014 monsoon season.
“No storm water made it out of the system. It was all detained and recharged into the ground, except for unmeasured, but minimal, evaporation losses,” said Dennis Donovan, Cochise County Civil Engineer.