HOUSE BILL 334
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Susan K. Herrera and Roberto "Bobby” J. Gonzales
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A THREE-YEAR CLEAN DRINKING WATER PILOT PROJECT TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO RURAL, DOMESTIC WATER SYSTEMS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--Nine hundred thousand dollars ($900,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the office of the state engineer for expenditure in fiscal years 2020 through 2022 for the office of the state engineer to contract with a statewide organization that has served rural water associations for more than ten years and has a track record of helping entities obtain funding from the water trust board to implement a three-year clean drinking water pilot project in northern New Mexico, including the counties of Rio Arriba, Taos, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe, to provide technical assistance to rural and mutual domestic water systems with regard to operational, financial or managerial issues, including assistance with audits, engineering plans, legal plans or financial plans. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2022 shall revert to the general fund.
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