Earth Day Celebration to be held in the Colonias of La Uñión and Mesquite, NM

April 20, 2015


Caravan tour celebration to dedicate new water systems funded by USDA

ALBUQUERQUE, NM April 20, 2015 –USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner will join the citizens living in the Colonias of La Uñión and Mesquite, New Mexico south of Las Cruces to celebrate Earth Day.  The celebration in both communities will be highlighted with the dedication of the upgraded water systems in both communities. All together both projects received over $6-million to complete.

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 to bring attention and to educate people to be more responsible trustees of the Earth’s environment. The two projects were picked to celebrate Earth Day because both saw higher levels of arsenic in the drinking water that had to be filtered as mandated by regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The funding provided by USDA Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program (WEP) installed the most modern water filtration system plus new water lines.

Wednesday April 22, 2015
11:00 AM

What?       Terry Brunner, USDA Rural Development State Director will help the residents of La Uñión dedicate the new water filtration system.

Where?     At the La Uñión well head. Directions as follows:
South on I-10 from Las Cruces
At exit 162, turn RIGHT onto Ramp
Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-404 [E O’Hara Rd]
LEFT (South) onto SR-460 [Anthony Drive]
Road name changes to SR-20 [Anthony Drive]
Turn RIGHT (West) onto FM-1905 [W Washington St]
Road name changes to SR-225
Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-28 or El Camino Rael
Turn RIGHT (West) onto SR-182 [SR-273]
Turn RIGHT (North) onto Alvarez Rd
Keep STRAIGHT onto Alvarez Rd
Keep STRAIGHT onto CR-A020
Turn LEFT (West) onto Local road(s)
Arrive at well site on top of mesa

Wednesday April 22, 2015
12:00 Noon
What?       Terry Brunner, USDA Rural Development State Director will help the residents of Mesquite dedicate the new water system.

Where?     At the Mesquite water office located at: f215 Bryant Street, Mesquite, NM 88048



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