Laguna Water-Wastewater Infrastructure Project

Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

The Pueblo of Laguna Utility Authority is an independent nonprofit entity, owned by the Pueblo of Laguna, which develops, manages and maintains utilities for the Pueblo of Laguna, the largest of the 19 New Mexico pueblo nations.

The pueblo and the utility authority recognized a great need to rehabilitate their water and wastewater infrastructure systems, which are very old and dilapidated and require extremely costly maintenance and repairs. The pueblo has three separate water systems that service its six villages. Each village also has it own wastewater system.

NMTC financing helped the pueblo rehabilitate the wastewater lagoons within its six villages, ensuring a safe water and wastewater system for Pueblo of Laguna members for generations to come. This upgrade is expected to increase capacity by 60 percent over the next 20 years. The water project will also increase firefighting-readiness by 33 percent immediately.

  • Native Organization: Laguna Pueblo
  • Date Closed with Investor: 2012
  • Date Completed: 2013
  • Development Type: Infrastructure
  • Project Status: Complete
  • Total Investor Equity: $2,163,720
  • Total Project Cost: $7,300,000