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NM awards $27M water infrastructure loan

October 24, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state environment department said Thursday it is loaning the city of Portales $27 million to upgrade its wastewater system as part of an effort by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration to help communities improve aging water infrastructure.

It’s one of the largest loans the department has made and highlights the multimillion-dollar need for new investment in drinking water and sewer systems that have been taxed by issues such as drought, lack of maintenance and growing populations.

Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn acknowledged that more communities have reached out for help after struggling Login to read more

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