Exactly $3 million in state funding has been secured for a water system decontamination project in Curry and Otero counties.
That funding, approved by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, is a portion of the nearly $52 million in capital outlay projects submitted to the state legislature earlier this year by the New Mexico Environment Department.
Of the more than 150 primarily water system and wastewater treatment projects approved by lawmakers, the Governor vetoed fifteen.
Among the largest approved projects is the North Star/Culpepper Flats water line in San Juan County, which is receiving $2 million in state money.
The Tierra Amarilla natural gas pipeline extension, also in San Juan County, has been approved for $1.5 million.
Construction of the Winrock Wastewater Plant in Albuquerque has been approved for just under $1.4 million, while $1.3 million is going for the replacement of a cooling tower at the San Juan Regional Medical Center.
The Governor vetoed $200,000 for a water well renovation project belonging to the Ramah Navajo Chapter in Cibola County; and $218,000 for the Coyote Canyon wastewater system improvement project in McKinley County.
By Garry Boulard
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