Lower Valley Water Users
Lower Valley Water Users is a domestic water system which was organized in October 1966 with a total of 300 customers. We purchased our water from The City of Farmington through an 8” water main. We have grown at a fairly steady rate and in 1990 we built our own l MGD (Million Gallon per Day) treatment facility. Which has expanded to a 2.5 MGD treatment facility with 30 million Gallons of raw water storage and 2 million gallons of treated water storage?
We serve a population of 8,503 with approximately 58 miles of water line and 2750 accounts of which 201 are commercial accounts. Our service area covers everything west of the city of Farmington city limits to Hogback on the north side of the San Juan River.
The water system is governed by an elected board of 7 members.
We have a general manager and 6 other employees.
Our annual budget is l million dollars.
Our service area is approximately 28 square miles
We receive approximately 64% of our water from the Animas La Plata Project through the Farmers Mutual Ditch.
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