Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Valley Water Line Project May Get Push.(Final)

Byline: Dan McKay Journal Staff Writer

Chavez Says It Will Spur Development

Mayor Martin Chavez told South Valley business leaders Tuesday the new joint water authority will likely accelerate the push to extend water and sewer lines outside the city limits.

Speeding up the project is a key step toward spurring economic development, he said.

"It's very difficult to have a business without water and sewer" service, Chavez said. "What government does best is infrastructure."

Chavez's comments came during a business luncheon in the South Valley, the first in a series intended to promote cooperation among the city of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and business owners outside the city limits. …

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