The city of Aztec approved spending nearly $400,000 to update and automate its outdated water plant Tuesday evening.
City commissioners approved funding for long overdue upgrades to one of the water plant’s four distinct water treatment “trains.” A train is a water treatment system, and all four are contained in a single building…
Before 1951, Aztec residents relied solely on well water.
Today the city takes surface water from the Aztec Ditch, Lower Animas Ditch, and the Animas River. The plant treats the water with filters and chemicals but does not add fluoride. Huber said fluoride occurs naturally at levels just under the recommended amounts set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency….