Doña Ana MDWCA project provides Picacho Hills with water storage tanks and increased water pressure.
Two new water storage tanks with a capacity totalling 1.8 million gallons of water are currently in the last phases of construction in the Picacho Hills area by the Doña Ana Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (Doña Ana MDWCA). The association is the new owner and operator of the Picacho Hills utility system and has spent approximately $6 million upgrading the system in the area.
In addition to the water storage tanks, the association is also installing four new sections of pipe which will connect a third well, Well #15, to the storage tanks. Well #15 is a high capacity producing well located at the corner of Picacho Hills Road and Fairview Village Road. New pressure reducing valves are currently being installed to accommodate the increased water pressure since the new tanks are being installed at a higher elevation than the previous single tank.
The new system will provide water security for the entire neighborhood now and into the future. Current neighborhood demand as well as future neighborhood development in the area will be served by the two Picacho Hills storage tanks and new lines. The two tanks also create redundancy within the system, further ensuring consistent water delivery and fire protection for the entire area.
Currently the installation is in the final phases including installing and replacing the pressure valves and performing multiple bacteriological tests to ensure the water lines were properly disinfected during construction.
This upgrade will provide water for the entire Picacho Mountain development and ensures that all our neighborhoods are served into the future. Doña Ana MDWCA is the water utility provider and has worked with Picacho Mountain to answer any concerns for our neighborhoods and residents. We are proud and excited to see this project come to completion soon.
During the last phases of construction, some interruption of service may be experienced by current customers in the area. However, Doña Ana MDWCA is communicating outage schedules with all current customers and working hard to keep the outages at a minimum.
The most up to date information can be found at the association’s webpage: www.dawater.org.