PRC to hear AV Water Co. case

The Daily Times staff
The AV Water company has completed construction on a pump station to provide customers with treated water from the city of Farmington.

FARMINGTON — One week after a motion failed at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to have a public hearing on AV Water Co.'s management practices, the PRC has decided to take up the issues in a meeting on Wednesday.

The PRC will meet at 9:30 a.m. in Santa Fe. A live online broadcast of the meeting can be viewed at nmprc.state.nm.us.

AV Water Co. customers were issued boil water advisories at the beginning of June due to turbidity levels in the drinking water. While the majority of the customers have had the boil water advisory lifted, one subdivision remains under such an advisory.

PRC staff have been communicating with AV Water Co. on a near daily basis about the ongoing boil water advisory in the Harvest Gold subdivision between Bloomfield and Blanco as well as problems the company experienced with billing and its billing software, according to a PRC statement released Friday.

Following last week's PRC meeting, the Animas Valley Water Protesters group started a petition on change.org demanding a public hearing about AV Water Co.

As of this  morning, more than 250 people had signed the petition.