Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project OM&R Transfer Contract Negotiations Continue with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

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

For Release: August 09, 2013

DURANGO, Colo. - The Bureau of Reclamation and Navajo Tribal Utility Authority are continuing negotiations on an operations, maintenance, and replacement transfer contract for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project. The next negotiation meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at Reclamation’s Four Corners Construction Office, 2200 Bloomfield Highway in Farmington, New Mexico.

The OM&R Transfer Contract will provide terms and conditions for the transfer of operation, maintenance, and replacement responsibilities from Reclamation to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority for portions of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project.

All negotiation meetings are open to the public as observers, and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments pertaining to the OM&R Transfer Contract during a thirty minute comment period following the negotiation session. The proposed OM&R Transfer Contract and other pertinent documents will be available at the negotiation meeting; by visiting our website under Current Focus; or can be obtained by contacting Ryan Christianson at Reclamation, 185 Suttle Street, Suite 2, Durango, Colorado, 81303, telephone (970) 385-6590 or e-mail.

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