Gov. Martinez weighs in on Magdalena water situation

Posted at: 06/23/2013 5:47 PM
Updated at: 06/23/2013 8:03 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com



Governor Susana Martinez says the water well in Magdalena was not maintained for more than 45 years.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 talked to the governor about the water issues in the town over the weekend.

Engineers think there is a chance they may be able to rehab and re-use an old well that was shut down to fix the issue.

Meanwhile the water authority is sending truckloads of water to the town every day.

“This isn't the best way of doing things but we're making sure they have water every day and have plenty of water and that's the truck loads that are going up there,” says Martinez.

Albuquerque police are also helping out.

The police department held a water drive last week for Magdalena and delivered the water they collected on Friday.