Magdalena NM Water Crisis is Not Due to a Drought!
Here in our little village on
, we have had what is being referred to as a “National Disaster”.Since about June 5th, Magdalena NM has had no public running water. However, it isn’t caused by a drought,
the way the media is referring to it.So the (recent) water source for the villag
e of “Magdalena NM”, is the personal wells of the ranchers in thearea. Why, may you ask is Magdalena being ran off of a personal well. It’s is most definitely not due to a
drought, the way that the media has recently referred to it, it has been considered a national disaster and has brought in the National Guard to help supply a clean water supply for drinking and to help solve the issues.
Magdalena NM is out of water because… the
village well collapsed.
According to some sources, the village of
officials and council have known about this issue for quite some time. In fact, the well had starting showing signs of distress around 4 years ago! So, why was it notfixed then, instead of waiting until the damage was done and requiring even more money to fix?! This is theanswer that we are all looking for!As little as Magdalena NM may be, how are the residents surviving? Well, for the animals, they are comingaround with water every few days to fill troughs. As for people, they are handing out bottled water at the firestation and we have the temporary fix by linking up to the ranchers personal well. We have been instructed thatthe water supply right now, is NOT to be used for human consumption.As for some businesses, the current situation is near causing one particular local business into bankruptcy! TheMagdalena Mercantile and laundromat is a new business to the area. However, the water crisis here inMagdalena NM, is causing them to lose thousands of dollars. The possibility of the Magdalena Mercantilehaving to close their doors to a business that is the bread and butter of their family, is a scary thought. But it isa very strong and real possibility! Because of the negligence of the Magdalena NM village! I hope that theywill look into
setting up a “GoFundMe” account, in the case that they do, I will link their account here.
Hopefully, they can get some help so that they can continue to serve our community here in Magdalena NM!
**EDIT: They have created a“
<== to view and donate if you’re able. This
family of three, is losing their livelyhood by the day, because of the village of Magdalena NM.