Emergency declared in the village of Cuba amid water system damage

CUBA, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Sandoval County as the village of Cuba’s drinking water infrastructure faces strains.

The emergency declaration provides $400,000 that can be used to supplement Cuba’s water supply, as the village is in the design phase of a $5 million to upgrade and improve its aging drinking water infrastructure.

“The Village of Cuba is grateful to Gov. Lujan Grisham for this emergency declaration made necessary by the significant damage to our water utility infrastructure,” Mayor Denny Herrera said. “Village of Cuba residents, business owners, and surrounding communities depend on this natural resource. We thank the governor for making funding available to deliver water to our community.”

In July, the governor also signed an emergency declaration over the drinking water supply in Las Vegas after burn scar flooding threatened the area’s supply.

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Read the emergency declaration signed by New Mexico’s governor, regarding the drinking water supply in Cuba: