Stuff I wrote elsewhere: first steps for Navajo-Gallup pipeline

From the morning paper, the US Bureau of Reclamation has taken a big step toward construction of the Navajo-Gallup Pipeline, which is a big deal around these parts:

Jason John, head of the [Navajo] nation’s Water Management Branch, called the request for bids on the pipeline “a huge milestone” in bringing water supplies to the traditionally underserved communities in western New Mexico, where residents have to haul water to their homes in tanks in the beds of their pickup trucks.

“We’re starting in that area because there’s an immediate need for water in that area,” said U.S. Bureau of Reclamation project manager Pat Page.