The Tucumcari City Commission has approved contracts totaling $1.43 million for improvements to the city’s water collection and delivery systems.
The projects include construction of a 400,000-gallon water tank near Five-Mile Park west of Tucumcari, and the purchase and installation of water meters readable by remote control.
The water tank contract of $477,000 was awarded to Engineering America, Oakdale, Minn. The contract to purchase meters and associated equipment for the remote control system was awarded to KBK Western, Amarillo, Texas, for $779,521, and the contract to install the metering system went to New Image Construction, Albuquerque, for $174,500.
The tank is expected to be completed in about five months, Vicki Strand, community development manager, said, and work should begin on the city-wide meter installation in mid-September.
The water improvements are being funded by a drinking water grant from the New Mexico Finance Authority, Strand said.