Window Rock, Arizona – September 21, 2023 – BRIC, a subsidiary of Diné Development Corporation (DDC) and leading environmental service company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.2 million contract by the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) to support the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project in New Mexico. This award showcases the company’s expanding commitment to environmental restoration efforts in the Southwest region.
The Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project is a vital infrastructure endeavor aimed at providing a reliable municipal and industrial water supply from the San Juan River to multiple communities, including the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla Apache Nation, and the city of Gallup, New Mexico. Groundwater levels have decreased significantly over the past decade, impacting the daily lives of residents and hindering economic opportunities. These areas rely on a rapidly depleting groundwater supply, which is of poor quality and inadequate to meet the increasing demands of the local population.
Under this one-and-a-half-year contract, BRIC will perform revegetation activities, including disking, tilling, and seeding, covering approximately 504 acres along a section of the pipeline. BRIC’s subcontractor, Eight 14 Solutions, will support the project in providing equipment and materials. The team will leverage its expertise and experience performing similar work in other sections of the pipeline to perform the restoration.
“Our team is excited to contribute to this important project that will have a lasting impact on our Tribal communities as a core component of our long-term DDC vision,” said Allan Stoddard, BRIC President. “We are proud to continue our partnership with the USBR to provide this vital resource for our shareholders and other Tribal Nations in the region.”
The project will convey a sustainable water supply through approximately 300 miles of pipeline, nineteen pumping plants, and two water treatment plants, providing long-term relief to more than 43 Navajo chapters, the city of Gallup, and the Teepee Junction area of the Jicarilla Apache Nation. This critical support will ensure a consistent supply of clean water for years to come, benefiting an estimated 250,000 people and promote growth and development in the region.
For more information about BRIC and this contract, please visit ddc-dine.com or contact Valerie Hand at Valerie.Hand@bric-dine.com
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