Funds approved for eastern NM water

QUAY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The federal government has approved $1.7 million to make sure communities in eastern New Mexico have access to drinking water.

The funds will go toward work at the Ute Reservoir – which will supply water to the communities of Clovis, Elida, Grady, Melrose, Portales and Texico.

The construction involves a pipeline from the Ute Lake to help transport water to the communities and will help reduce dependence on the Ogallala aquifer, which is unsustainable. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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