Navajo Nation Municipal Pipeline Negotiations to Begin with City of Farmington, N.M., and the Navajo Nation

Media Contact: Ryan Christianson, (970) 385-6590

For Release: May 24, 2012

DURANGO, Colo. - The Bureau of Reclamation, city of Farmington, state of New Mexico, and Navajo Nation will initiate negotiations on a proposed operations agreement for the Navajo Nation Municipal Pipeline. The first negotiation meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Bureau of Reclamation, Four Corners Construction Office, 2200 Bloomfield Highway in Farmington, New Mexico.

The operations agreement will provide conditions for the operation, maintenance, and replacement of the Navajo Nation Municipal Pipeline.

All negotiations are open to the public as observers, and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments pertaining to the operations agreement during a thirty minute comment period following the negotiation session. The proposed operations agreement and other pertinent documents are available on our website in the 'Current Focus' box, or can be obtained by contacting Ryan Christianson at Reclamation, 835 East Second Avenue, Suite 300, Durango, Colorado, 81301, telephone (970) 385-6590.

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Relevant Link:

Western Colorado Area Office web site