FARMINGTON — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission heard arguments for the transfer of water system assets within the Harvest Gold subdivision from its current owner to a newly formed association representing residents during its weekly meeting today in Santa Fe.
A transfer agreement between the AV Water Co. and the Apple Orchard Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association was signed Tuesday but must be approved by the PRC. A decision had not been made as of this afternoon.
Apple Orchard is made up of residents of the Harvest Gold subdivision. If the PRC approves the transfer, Apple Orchard will be able to use public funding to connect the troubled system to the city of Bloomfield infrastructure. That connection will allow the New Mexico Environment Department to lift a boil-water advisory for Harvest Gold customers that has been in place for more than a year.
“Everything that we’ve done hinges on this transfer agreement,” said Ammon Burton, president of Apple Orchard.
The transfer agreement includes a stipulation that AV Water can back out…
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