Fri. Jun 9th, 2023


EPCOR and the City of Clovis announced the completion of the approximately 4 mile-long water pipeline that now connects the Clovis Regional Airport (CVN) to the water system serving the City. The project broke ground in the summer of 2022 and is the latest Public-Private-Partnership (P3) between the City and EPCOR.

The project solves the airport’s critical water shortage problem, which had previously relied on an isolated water system served by a single potable water well that was at risk of failure. This latest upgrade connects the airport and surrounding businesses to EPCOR’s existing water system.

“We are pleased to announce the completion of this critical water infrastructure project that greatly enhances reliability of the regional airport,” said Daniel Bailet, Vice President and General Manager of EPCOR’s New Mexico operations. “The City was instrumental in securing funding, and we look forward to working on other projects in the coming years to improve access to water in the region.”

Last year, the City was awarded a $2.14 million economic development grant from to partially fund the project and pledged up to an additional $500,000 to help offset construction costs of the water main extension. The total cost of the completed project was $2.4 million. The state stipulated that the grant funds had to be used by November 2023. EPCOR completed the project nine months ahead of the deadline.

According to the airport’s latest Master Plan, CVN has an annual economic output of approximately $16 million to the local economy. Last year, over 630 commercial flights flew into the airport, serving 24,781 customers.

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