The Eastern NM Rural Water System is a regional rural water supply project under development in east central New Mexico. The purpose of the project is to provide potable water to eight city and county member agencies for municipal, commercial and industrial use. The project will replace current groundwater supplies from the Ogallala formation of the High Plains Aquifer with a sustainable surface water source (Ute Reservoir). Ute Dam was constructed in 1959 creating Ute Reservoir to store water for these purposes.  The project will put this underutilized infrastructure investment to beneficial use. The members of the Eastern NM Water Utility Authority include the communities of Clovis, Grady, Elida, Melrose, Portales and Texico; and Curry and Roosevelt Counties.  ENMWUA  Next Regular Meeting Thursday April 17, 2014 10:00 AM Senior Center 104 W. Main St. Grady, NM  NEWS