New Mexico flagBy Mariamne Beuscher, communications intern

The city of Española, New Mexico will receive a $649,000 grant to replace old infrastructure and improve the city’s water system. Funding comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Española has been waiting several years for funding to complete much needed repairs and upgrades to the city’s water system. Funding from EPA will go toward replacing old, corroded water lines. Additionally, the current water main–which is too small and leaks–will be replaced with a new pipeline twice as big. The larger pipeline will increase water flow and reliability for customers.

RCAC assistance providers work with small communities – neighbors to the city of Española – who are also improving their infrastructure. Española’s funding news is welcome by everyone in the region. Improvements to infrastructure benefits the whole region.

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