Water in Bradner deemed safe
The city of Las Vegas has concluded that water in Bradner Reservoir is safe to use despite an accident in April in which a city contractor accidently spilled about 10 gallons of hydraulic fluid into the reservoir.
A company called ENVIROTECH was brought in to clean up the spill and collect samples for testing.
Initial results of that testing indicated that the water in the reservoir was free from contaminants. Additional samples were taken last month by city employees and sent to an independent lab. Those samples also indicated that the reservoir water was free from contaminants, the city announced. “Based upon these results, the City of Las Vegas has concluded that water in Bradner Reservoir is safe to use as a drinking water source,” the city notice states.
Funding awarded for fire fallout
The Santa Fe National Forest announced Tuesday that it has received funding to mitigate dangers like flooding and mudslides in the areas where the Tres Lagunas Fire burned.
The funding will pay for work identified by the Burned Area Emergency Response team and other Santa Fe National Forest officials.
“Treatments will be prioritized and preference will be given to implement treatments that protect human safety, the release states.
“The monsoons seem to be setting up, and it’s imperative that we begin this work,” District Ranger Steve Romero said.