DOI Pays $43M To Navajo Nation For 280-Mile Water Pipeline

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior said Thursday it will funnel $43 million into a 280-mile pipeline project to carry water to Navajo communities in New Mexico and Arizona whose supplies are drying up, covering a piece of the project's first phase.

Under the terms of the funding agreement, the Navajo Nation will handle the design, construction and oversight of the initial 43-mile span of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, situated south of Farmington, N.M. The first bit of the two-phase project also includes a pumping...
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