Office of emergency management asks for water donations

Donated water can be dropped off at McGee Park

The Daily Times staff
Water bottles.

FARMINGTON — San Juan County Office of Emergency Management started a water drive today to collect drinking water for the residents of the Harvest Gold subdivision east of Bloomfield, according to an email from Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Mestas.

The subdivision has been under a boil water advisory for more than a year. Because the water system belonged to a private company, AV Water Co., the county was limited in how much assistance it could provide the residents.

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Last week the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission approved a water system transfer from AV Water to the newly formed Apple Orchard Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association. Apple Orchard is a community-owned water system. 

While AV Water was paying for bottled water deliveries, these deliveries will now stop. 

According to the email, the San Juan County Local Emergency Planning Commission will donate two water pallets. The commission is asking for water pallet donations.

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The donated water will be delivered door to door in the Harvest Gold subdivision.

Donations will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568. Drop off information is available by calling the McGee Park staff at 505-325-5415.

For more information, call the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management at 505-334-4705.