City to shut off water in west Aztec

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON – Residents in several west Aztec neighborhoods will be without water between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, according to a press release from the city of Aztec.

The public works department will be turning off water near the San Juan County buildings and N.M. Highway 516 to repair one of the main waterline valves. The valve is located at the intersection of Western and Oliver drives. It cannot currently be turned off, which means the city must repair the valve to properly maintain the water system.

The repairs are also necessary so that crews can start work on the sewer outfall line, according to the press release. This line will run down Western Drive to the waste water treatment plant located at the end of South Oliver Drive.

According to the press release, residents in the area between Swire Avenue and Oliver Drive between Western Drive and N.M. Highway 516 will be affected by the repairs.

The city is asking residents in the neighborhoods to stock up on drinking water and store water in containers to use to flush toilets. For more information, contact the public works department at 505-334-7660.