Clovis, Portales in line for stimulus funds for wastewater treatment projects

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer

Clovis and Portales are getting in line for their share of almost $40 million in stimulus money about to be distributed in New Mexico.

New Mexico is set to receive the federal stimulus money to improve water quality, drinking water infrastructure and sewage treatment systems.

Municipalities have until Monday to submit applications, according to Karen Gallegos, the state environmental department’s director for water and wastewater infrastructure development division.

However she said Clovis is in the pipeline to receive the stimulus money through a previous uniform funding application, which could also qualify the city for money from other sources.

The city is requesting stimulus funds to upgrade its 20-year-old wastewater treatment plant. The state is still trying to decide how to divide the new federal cash.

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