Town of Taos off of El Prado water

By Jesse Moya
jmoya@taosnews.com
Posted 10/17/19

El Prado Water and Sanitation District is no longer providing water to the town of Taos. Several issues with the town's water system caused Taos to ask for water from El Prado earlier this year. Those issues have been resolved.

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Town of Taos off of El Prado water

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Correction appended.

El Prado Water and Sanitation District is no longer providing water to the town of Taos.

Several issues with the town's water system caused Taos to ask for water from El Prado earlier this year. Those issues have been resolved.

"We are full in our storage and Well 4 is up and functioning at capacity, along with wells 5 and 8," town manager Rick Bellis said in an email.

According to Bellis, the interconnect between the two systems was closed around 11 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 15).

The town's water system has relied on El Prado water to supplement supplies several outages of town wells in the past. In 2018, the town declared a state of emergency due to a well failure. Recently over the summer, the town suffered through three different occasions where they needed supplemental water from El Prado.

Most of the town's current wells were built over 30 years ago.

Christine Dimas, manager of El Prado Water and Sanitation District, could not be reached for comment before press time Wednesday.

Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly stated Christine Dimas' title. 

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