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Officials mark completion of Navajo water treatment plant

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 15:04:30-04

DZILTH-NA-O-DITH-HLE, N.M. (AP) — Construction has been completed on a water treatment plant that will help provide parts of the Navajo Nation and surrounding areas with a clean and reliable source of drinking water.

Years in the making, the project is the result of a settlement agreement over water rights in the San Juan Basin. Construction still is underway on other parts of the system.

The federal Bureau of Reclamation will test and monitor the treatment plant and an associated pipeline the next six months while the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority introduces water from the plant into six distribution systems.