Understanding the challenges faced by small water systems is key to identifying planning strategies and solutions that improve access to high-quality water and reliable services and support. With the implementation of the McKinley County Vision 2020 Comprehensive Plan and the anticipated completion of the NGWSP line, local and regional planning initiatives stress the need to circle back to previous conversations on regionalization. Despite the challenges of today, the County is moving forward with local investments in preparing water systems to formulate the regionalization process.
The County and its partners developed the McKinley County Small Rural Water Systems Appraisal Level Investigation report in 2015 that recognizes the status and needs of each system and which potential approach and project design will greatly benefit each community. This appraisal study is pursuant to the Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of 2006 (43 U.S.C. §§ 2401-2409 (Supp. 2011)) and appraisal criteria included in Reclamation’s Rural Water Supply Program interim final rule (43 C.F.R. Part 404) (Rule) (Code of Federal Regulations [CFR], 2009).
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