As you know, a contamination plume originating from Cannon Air Force Base has been reported and we have been receiving calls to understand whether or not this impacts the water EPCOR provides to the Clovis community. I want to personally assure you that the water we deliver is safe.
EPCOR is fully aware of the water quality issues relating to the Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) – potentially harmful chemicals associated with fire-fighting foams – reported by Cannon Air Force Base. The New Mexico Environment Department is overseeing the Air Force’s water investigation and is requiring further extensive sampling of the affected area by USAF – including sampling all water supply wells within a four-mile radius of the southeastern corner of the Air Force base.
It’s important to note that none of EPCOR’s Clovis production wells fall within the four-mile radius of the area of concern – the water EPCOR delivers is safe to drink. There is no impact to the water EPCOR supplies to the Clovis community.
However, given the current situation and out of an abundance of caution, we are collecting new samples at our nearby wells to test for substances that are not typically present in our region’s water.
EPCOR takes pride in delivering safe drinking water to our customers. In fact, we test our systems daily, and adhere to stringent Federal and state guidelines, including checking at various stages of its cycle – from wells to the tap itself. It’s a process our skilled analysts and scientists repeat 21,000 times per year to make sure water meets our standards.
We appreciate the steps taken by Cannon Air Force Base, the New Mexico Environment Department and other state agencies to alert and safeguard the public regarding this issue, and we will continue to proactively communicate with local residents and businesses about EPCOR’s water quality in this region.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me or our Clovis Operations Manager, Mark Huerta, with any questions.
The City of Clovis is requesting proposals to qualify firms or individuals to participate in the RFP process for the Groundwater Banking/Playa Restoration project. One (1) original of the proposal in a sealed envelope shall be submitted no later than Monday, November 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. local at the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer located at 321 N. Connelly, P.O. Box 760, Clovis, New Mexico 88101.