This website is the online center for public information and involvement in the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System project and the associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed design and construction of the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System (RWS) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. The proposed system would serve the Pueblos of Nambé, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque, and county residents within the Pojoaque Basin.
On December 8, 2010, the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-291) was signed into law. Title VI of the Claims Resolution Act, the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act, authorizes (1) the Settlement Agreement; (2) construction of the RWS; (3) acquisition of water rights; and (4) establishment of the Aamodt Settlement Pueblos' Fund. The regional water system would consist of surface water diversion facilities at the Pueblo de San Ildefonso on the Rio Grande and treatment, transmission, storage (including aquifer storage and recovery [ASR] wells), and distribution facilities and well fields that will supply up to 4,000 acre-feet annually to customers within the Pojoaque Basin.