Feds To Upgrade Pecos Water System

Apr 2, 2013

Department of Agriculture officials will be in Pecos Tuesday to present funding for an upgrade to the village's aging drinking water system.

The USDA's rural development director for New Mexico, Terry Brunner, will present a certificate of obligation to the mayor and community promising to pay the project's $600,000 construction costs.

The Village of Pecos applied for the funding through the federal Community Program, which targets federal investments to rural communities of less than 10,000 people with serious drinking water quality, quantity and dependability problems.

The USDA says it will pay for construction of a new water tank, distribution lines and a new chlorination system to replace the town's 35-year-old tank and equipment.