For water, waste water, and solid waste infrastructure projects

June 15, 2017

Dear Prospective Grantee/Loanee:

As you are aware, there are multiple mechanisms available in New Mexico to assist communities with funding water infrastructure projects.  These include legislative, state, and federal funding.  In preparation for the next fiscal year we ask that you take a few minutes to complete this year's survey, accessible at https://www.env.nm.gov/wit/ .  

We are sending the survey today so the timing of our response aligns with deadlines for grant and loan programs that the Environment Department and other state and/or federal agencies administer.  We ask that you answer each question in the survey with as much detail as possible so that we can clearly identify the scope and intent of your project.  This will assist the Water Infrastructure Team in answering any questions your legislators may have regarding the project before and during the next legislative session, as well as allow us to better match the prospective water and wastewater projects with funding.  If you have multiple projects requiring funding, please complete a survey for each project. 

Please be aware that taking part in this survey is not mandatory to be eligible for funding and that filling it out does not guarantee that you will receive funding.  However, it will allow the team to better understand your water and wastewater needs.  We will also follow up with you via email to inform you of funding programs which you may qualify.

Please complete the survey no later than July 21, 2017.  If you have any questions regarding this request or the survey itself, please do not hesitate to contact our team  at water.team@state.nm.us. 

If you are unable to access the online survey please call (800) 219-6157 to have a copy printed and mailed to you.

Sincerely,

Butch Tongate

Cabinet Secretary
New Mexico Environment Department

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