Darren Simmons

Darren Simmons

Yuma County Supervisor Darren Simmons and a representative from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality will host a community meeting to address concerns about Far West Water and Sewage.

The meeting will be Saturday at the Foothills Library, 13226 South Frontage Road, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Both Simmons, whose District 3 includes the area, and George Amaya, the AZDEQ representative, will answer questions and provide updates to previously discussed issues.

“We’re basically there to hear whatever they want to talk about,” Simmons said, referring to his constituents. “We definitely want to hear if there are any concerns. George will be there to explain what’s going on with Far West and answer what I can’t. But it’ll be a chance for anyone to talk to me directly.’

Simmons has community meetings on the first Saturday of each month (except January, which has them the second Saturday), but Amaya will come to this meeting to follow up on odor complaints related to the Far West wastewater facility and to hear any new complaints or information from the public.

“With more information I get from the public, more concerns related to me by the public, I can relay more information to the state so they can know how the situation looks,” Amaya said.

Simmons says all comments related to the topic are welcome. He said that he usually sees anywhere from 50 to 60 people in attendance for the meetings.

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