Nonpotable water tank relocated from Shiprock
FARMINGTON – The water tank located at the fairgrounds in Shiprock has been temporarily relocated near the Tsé Daa K'aan Chapter house, according to a press release from the Office of the Navajo Nation President and Vice President.
The 10,000-gallon tank has been placed north of the Flowing Water Navajo Casino.
It will be relocated until Oct. 5 and was placed there due to the Northern Navajo Nation Fair, according to the release.
The tank was supplied by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and is being refilled by the Navajo Division of Transportation with nonpotable water from Navajo Agricultural Products Industry.
Nonpotable water is acceptable for watering crops and livestock, and the tank has been providing water to the Shiprock Chapter in response to the Gold King Mine spill, which released 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas and San Juan rivers.
For more information, call the Navajo Nation Emergency Operations Center at 505-371-8417, 505-371-8416, 505-371-8415 or 505-371-8414.