The research is sponsored by the Arsenic Water Technology Partnership, a consortium of Sandia; the Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF); and WERC, A Consortium for Environmental Education and Technology Development. U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., secured the funding for the project through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as chairman of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee. At the ceremony on Friday, Aug. 26, Sandia and the MDWCA will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin the research.
Pilot test 'lift-off' ceremony set
A ceremony marking the start of the Desert Sands Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association arsenic removal project is set for Friday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. at the main well site. On hand will be representatives from Sandia, Sen. Pete Domenici's office, the State Legislature, and the water utility.
Directions to the well site:
From the North, take I-25 to I-10 East ; take I-10 Vado exit, get on the frontage road (a.k.a. Stern Drive) and head south for 5 miles, turn right onto Hwy. 460 (a.k.a. Anthony Drive) then turn right on Shrode Road (the first paved street) continue west on Shrode about 1/2 mile. The pavement ends just past Berino Elementary School, continue about 150 yards on the dirt road and turn left into Well Site #3.
From the South, take I-10 West to O'Hara Road (a.k.a. Hwy. 404) exit, take O'Hara Rd. west to the stop sign, turn right onto Hwy. 460 (a.k.a. Anthony Drive), after about 2 miles turn left onto Shrode Road, continue west on Shrode about 1/2 mile and about 150 yards past the end of the pavement, turn left into Well Site #3.
Contact: Chris Burroughs
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories