Interior Official Visits Drought Resilience Projects

The Assistant Secretary for Water and Science visits several sites.

The Department of the Interior is organizing a number of drought resiliency projects through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo visited Colorado to see how a number of these projects were faring.

She began with a tour of the Binney Water Treatment facility in Aurora, which received a $5 million investment to expand its operations. Aurora has been working toward local drought resiliency since 2002, and this expansion will help it recover an extra 4,500 acre-feet of water annually once it is completed.

Assistant Secretary Trujillo also visited the U.S. Geological Survey’s science center in Lakewood, Colorado, which will receive $167 million over the next five years to map critical minerals in the area for domestic extraction.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Secretary Trujillo as she oversees the Water and Science Department.
  • For discernment for Secretary Haaland as she manages the Interior Department.
  • for U.S. conservation officials as they pursue solutions to the issues surrounding water in the western states.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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