GALLUP, NM (April 23, 2018) – The New Mexico Rural Water Association (NMRWA) presented the 2018 Facility of the Year Award to the City of Gallup Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
at their 40th Annual Conference in Albuquerque this past Wednesday.
The Gallup WWTP is classified as a large system by NMRWA, with over 11,000 service connections, and a service area population of over 22,000 people.
Mr. Joseph Quintana, the CH2M (now Jacobs) Project Manager for the WWTP accepted the award on behalf of the City. Joseph stated “This a great award for the crew at the plant and for
everyone at the City of Gallup! The partnership we’ve developed with the City is outstanding and we look forward to many more years of a fruitful relationship.”
Mayor Jackie McKinney stated, “The City is proud of the improvements that have been taking place at the Wastewater Plant! This award is a reflection of our solid partnership with CH2M
and is something that every City employee and resident should be proud of.”
The City of Gallup WWTP is an activated sludge plant, with a permitted treatment capacity of 3.5 million gallons a day (MGD). In December 2016, the City and CH2M (now Jacobs) entered
into a Design, Build, Operate Contract for the operation and maintenance of the plant, as well as the execution of a capital improvement program to improve plant facilities.
The City of Gallup owns its own Electric, Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Utilities. The City is the third largest municipally-owned electric utility in New Mexico in terms of energy sales and
second in terms of total electric customers, providing electric services for approximately 11,000 accounts in the greater Gallup area. The City is the fifth largest municipally-owned water,
wastewater and solid waste utility in the State and provides water and wastewater services to some of the surrounding communities in the area.