Residents in Harvest Gold close to having clean water

Meg Hilling
September 08, 2017 08:45 PM

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. -- For more than a year, the residents of Bloomfield's Harvest Gold subdivision dealt with the reality of not having clean water. That may not be the case for much longer.


"So three weeks, we're going to have fresh drinking water and we're going to put all this behind us," said Ammon Burton, president of the Apple Orchard Water Association.

After falling victim to malfunctioning water treatment plants run by Animas Valley Water in 2016, residents used money from the state and help from Bloomfield to connect waterlines from the city to the subdivision.

With only the installation of water pumps and quality tests remaining, construction is set to be complete by the end of the month.

"They are going to install the pumps and test. They are going to do flushing on our system. We are going to take samples to make sure the water is clean," Burton said. "We can't start drinking it, until the water, the New Mexico environmental department gives us the okay on it."

With no clean water coming out of the taps at home, residents have had to rely on fill station such as this in order to obtain drinkable water.

"I just want all the people that didn't think this was actually going to happen and all the people that were so negative about it, we told you we are going to get you water," Burton said. "And it's about to happen."


Meg Hilling

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