Residents asked not to use well water from Animas, San Juan rivers

The Daily Times staff
The Daily Times

San Juan County has set up potable water stations for residents at Center Point Fire Station No. 1 at 16 Road 2755, Flora Vista Fire Station No. 1 at 2 Road 3275 and Valley Fire Station No. 4 at 4 Road 6200, according to a press release from the city of Farmington.

The stations will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Residents must bring water containers and no large tanks will be allowed, according to the release.

In addition, the New Mexico Environment Department will provide free testing at the San Juan County Fair on Monday.

On Wednesday, contaminants were released into a tributary of the Animas River from a former mine near Silverton, Colo.