Land is currently being acquired in order to build a new fire station that will serve the northwestern New Mexico town of Waterflow, a census-designated place with a population of around 1,700 people.
According to San Juan County officials, construction of the new facility could cost as much as $1 million, money that will come from a combination of county bond sources, state funds, and grants.
Last month, members of the San Juan County Commission gave their approval to the $70,000 acquisition of a two-acre vacant site off New Mexico State Highway 64 where the new station will be built.
A site soil test and environmental site assessment has already been completed for the property in question.
The facility will be a part of the Aztec, New Mexico-based San Juan County Fire Department, which currently has 24 operating stations scattered throughout ten districts in the county.
The new Waterflow station will replace an existing facility located at 3524 Highway 64. That two-stall station is officially a part of the county’s District Number 1.
By Garry Boulard
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