The water department had been experiencing issue with our Angel Fire Services Corporation (AFSC) Well #1 over the winter and needed to further investigate the cause and the impact of why this well was not producing at 100%. The well was producing packing gravel while in operation. The department suspected a hole in the casing of the pipe. This well produces 75% of the drinking water/fire suppression for the Village. The Village has two other wells in operation on the same system, yet operating these two wells almost continuously has been insufficient to keep the tanks at a minimum level to meet the current, higher than normal demand on the system.
In May the Water Department had an evaluation of the well done by John Shoemaker and Associates. At that time, it was discovered that the casing had failed and needed repair/replacement. That information was then sent to Rodgers and Company Inc. to provide a quote and time frame for repairs. Rodgers and Company Inc. is one of only three companies in New Mexico with the special skills required to work on a well of this depth. Due to the cost of this repair, New Mexico procurement code requires a Request for Proposal prior to awarding a contract, generally, a three to four month procurement process. As this is a public health and safety issue, the Village issued and emergency declaration for procurement purposes. The emergency procurement allowed the Village to immediately engage and secure a contract with Rodgers and Company Inc. The Village along with Rodgers and Company Inc. are currently procuring all required materials and equipment to commence work in late July and complete the project on or about July 31st. As the current demand on the system is greater than the Village can currently keep up with. Rodgers and Company Inc have agreed to return to Angel Fire on Sunday, June 28th to reinstall a pump and motor for temporary service until such time as the permanent repairs can be made. This will provide sufficient water to meet the demands through the rest of the month, to include the holiday weekend.
The Village of Angel Fire requests that all residents and visitors conserve water to the maximum extent possible will we work to get the temporary and permanent repairs made. The Village will be placing notices on two electronic billboards.
M JAY MITCHELL, Village Manager
Village of Angel Fire
Jo Mixon, Mayor
Village of Angel Fire
PO Box 610
3388 Mountain View Blvd
Angel Fire, NM 87710
(575) 377-3232 ext.114
Please note that the Village of Angel Fire will remain in LEVEL TWO, BLUE FLAG WATER CONSERVATION STAGE
Angel Fire, New Mexico
7-3-10: WATER CONSERVATION
b. Level Two, Blue Flag:
(1) Two (2) days per week outdoor watering restrictions. Odd street addresses are allowed outdoor watering on Wednesdays and Saturdays; even street addresses are allowed outdoor watering on Thursdays and Sundays. Outdoor watering on designated days shall only be allowed between the hours of six o’clock (6:00) A.M. and ten o’clock (10:00) A.M. and six o’clock (6:00) P.M. and ten o’clock (10:00) P.M.
(2) Planting of new sod or turf is not recommended.
(3) The filling of hot tubs is not recommended.
(4) Water is not allowed to run unattended or to run off property in a wasteful manner.
(5) Cleaning of outdoor hard surfaces (streets, driveways, sidewalks, buildings) is prohibited.
(6) Vehicle washing is discouraged and prohibited for fundraising events.