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Federal Government Awards $45 Million To Navajo Nation Drinking Water Project

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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded more than $45 million to a Phoenix-based contractor to construct water-pumping plants on the Navajo Nation.

They’ll be located near the communities of Sheep Springs, Twin Lakes and Coyote Canyon in New Mexico. Officials say the goal is provide clean, reliable water sources to residents on the Navajo Nation.

The project will pump water from the San Juan River to 43 tribal chapters and the City of Gallup, serving an area roughly the size of New Jersey. It will include 300 miles of pipeline, water storage tanks and treatment and pumping facilities. Construction is expected to take up to three years.  

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