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Portales breaks ground on new water plant

Portales breaks ground on new water plant

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Portales, NM - Ground has officially been broken on a 27 million dollar treatment plant in Portales that will help the Eastern New Mexico community meet its future water needs.

State environment secretary Ryan Flynn was among the officials at Tuesday's ceremony. He says the plant represents the largest state investment in a water facility in the department's history.

A state loan program provided more than 26 million dollars needed to fund the project. Portales also received state and federal grants for the project.

The wastewater treatment plant and reuse project has been under development for years. Construction is already underway and concrete work is expected to begin next week.

The Portales public works director says the plant represents the first of a four-part plan to securing a lasting water supply for the city. The treated water will be used on city parks.