Land & Water Conservation Groups Support Funding of Wastewater Treatment Plant
March 27, 2014 | 2:30 pm
Chama, NM – Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced $8 million dollars in funding for a new wastewater treatment plant in Chama, New Mexico as she stood near the site of the proposed facility. This announcement comes on the heels of the New Mexico legislature’s approval of House Bill 55 and the capital outlay funding of water projects around the state.
“We applaud the state of New Mexico for supporting this important cooperative project. A new wastewater treatment plant will provide clean water to the people and land of northern New Mexico in addition to downstream water users in Santa Fe and Albuquerque,” said Monique DiGiorgio, Representative of the Chama Peak Land Alliance. “The private landowners in the Chama Peak Land Alliance steward the land in this region and a new wastewater treatment plant will add tremendous value to our collective efforts to increase the overall health of the watershed and the communities that depend on it.”
For more information on the benefits of the wastewater treatment plant, please see the attached letter of support signed by 77 individuals, organizations, businesses, and stakeholders from Albuquerque to Chama demonstrating an overwhelming support by the entire San Juan – Chama watershed community -those that live in the headwaters and those who rely on the headwaters in northern New Mexico for clean water.
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