Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has confirmed it would be willing to purchase Clifton’s wastewater for reuse in its Morenci mining operations once the town's long-defunct wastewater treatment plant is back in operation.

Now that Clifton is in the process of swapping two parcels of city-owned land for the Freeport-owned treatment plant, the town could decide to charge the mine for wastewater use. 

Checking condition (copy)

An engineer checks out the condition of the clarigester at the Clifton Wastewater Treatment Plant when it was still running in 2017.

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