Pipes for Pecos

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Relief is coming to the village of Pecos. On Wednesday, State officials and the town’s mayor held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the long-awaited start of a project to overhaul fifty year old aging pipes, which haven’t functioned reliably in years. The pipes have become damaged and rusted over time as the protective galvanized coating has worn out, resulting in frequent leaks and breaks. The village has received $6.25 million to replace water lines from the New Mexico Finance Authority, the state Department of Finance and Administration, the Legislature and the Governor’s Office. The first of three phases starts immediately, and is expected to be complete within 120 days.