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Thursday, May 20, 2010

After Decade of Organizing: Grand Opening of Pajarito Mesa Water Filling Station

The Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) has announced that the Pajarito Mesa community will be celebrating the result of more than a decade of hard work and organizing when they finally open their water filling station on Saturday, May 22nd. The event will take place from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM.

The water filling station will serve more than 400 families on Pajarito Mesa, and will provide residents with clean, potable drinking water. The water station opening will be a celebratory event with residents of the Mesa, including representatives of the Pajarito Mesa Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association, the SouthWest Organizing Project, and many allies and elected officials that have helped with the project.

The grand opening will feature statements from some key partners in the project, as well as food and music to help celebrate this community accomplishment. Invited guests include County Commissioner Art de la Cruz, Senators Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman, Representative Martin Heinrich and Governor Bill Richardson. All are welcome to attend.

For more information contact George Luján at (505)400-6403 or george@swop.net OR Sandra Montes at (505)247-8832 or sandra@swop.net.

May 20, 2010 at 08:51 AM in Children and Families, Water Issues | Permalink


Amazing, that it has taken this long to get clean, safe drinking water to a part of Northern New Mexico. Even more incredible that it took a decade, not to get that basic resource into every home, but to get a filling station to which 400 families must walk or drive in order to get their water.

Posted by: Ms. Ann Thrope | May 20, 2010 10:07:02 PM

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