Wed July 29, 2009
Navajo Nation Water Deal
Flagstaff, AZ – Farmington, New Mexico plans to sell water to the Navajo Nation through a multi-million dollar pipeline and water tank. The $6.2 million project will be funded by the U.S. Bureau of reclamation. Under the agreement, Farmington would provide up to 6 million gallons of water daily, plus and additional 2 million gallons daily if the Navajo Nation requests it. Farmington is building the pipeline and water storage tank on behalf of the BLM. The agreement is part of the Animas la Plata Project. A collaboration between the federal government, the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, and the State of New Mexico. Farmington has sold water to the Navajo Tribal Utility authority for years, but the pipeline will be able to handle a larger amount, and demand, for water.