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Harvest Gold subdivision finally gets drinkable water

Meg Hilling
November 23, 2017 05:22 PM

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. -- After more than a year, the Harvest Gold subdivision in the Four Corners finally has drinkable water flowing through the pipes.

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“We can now drink the water that comes out of our faucets, just in time for Thanksgiving,” resident Peggy Hogan said.

In 2016, the residents of Harvest Gold subdivision fell victim to a malfunctioning water treatment plant. Since then, the residents have had inconsistent access to drinkable water as they worked to launch their own water company.

“Go to my kitchen and I can open a valve and there is water there,” Hogan said. “And I have my choice of hot water or cool water, and it is all safe to use and drink. Yeah, I'd call that a modern day miracle.”

Water pipes from Bloomfield to the subdivision were finally connected earlier this month, leaving residents extremely happy.

“This morning I got up and brushed my teeth with what comes out of the sink. I wet my toothbrush and didn't worry about what was in it,” Hogan said.

Since the boil advisory was lifted earlier this week, many in the subdivision have taken to social media to express relief in not having to go to fill stations or the grocery store in order to access clean, drinkable water.

“You know, you have a momentary lapse like, ‘Oh, I've got to go to the kitchen. I've got to get some bottled water and put it in the microwave and warm it up,” Hogan said. And it's like no I can just turn the faucet on."

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