Wastewater facility nears completion

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Russell Anglin A new wastewater treatment plant in San Jon is almost finished. USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner visited village officials Monday and toured the new facility, in which village wastewater runs through sewer lines into three large lagoons lined with plastic to keep the sewage from seeping into the ground. San Jon [...]

Deadline approaching for wastewater plant

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With a deadline a week away the Tucumcari Community Development will approach the city commissioners on Thursday to keep stimulus money in the area. The city will need to approve the contract for the Phase III construction of the wastewater treatment plant before Feb. 16 deadline to keep the [...]

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City commission to hold hearing on effluent water use The city of Tucumcari will hold a public hearing regarding its use of discharge water and effluent from the Tucumcari Wastewater Treatment Plant. The hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2009, in the Commission chambers at City Hall, 215 E. Center St. Eligible [...]

County prepares to present its capital wish list

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By Chelle Delaney Quay County�s municipalities and the county government have put together a whopping $25,939,700 wish list of projects to present to legislators in Santa Fe. Legislators kicked off their 30-day session Tuesday in Santa Fe. Here in Quay County, locals hope, in a few weeks, to advance the case for their projects and [...]

Governor OKs capital outlay

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County Capital Outlay The following are a list of projects and their costs House MSD school buses $75,000 Logan MSD FFA/Ag Science program vehicle $25,000 Logan wastewater collection/treatment $300,000 Logan water/wastewater system improvements $100,000 MCC wind research and center construction $300,000 MCC wind research and center construction $1,600,000 [...]

Feds give city $2.18 million for treatment plant

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari recently received $2.18 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The money will be used to further renovate the city’s wastewater treatment plant, according to a press release from New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici. ”For Tucumcari, USDA Rural Development has approved a $900,000 [...]

Cattle operations criticized over wastewater

By Gary Mitchell Cows have long had homes in eastern New Mexico, in pastures and feedlots. So why are environmentalists concerned about dairy farms? Wastewater. “Feedlots tend not to be generating a large volume of wastewater,” said Maura Hanning, program manager for groundwater pollution prevention for the New Mexico Environment Department. “Dairies are the big [...]