Bitsui Siphon                                     

Bitsui Siphon Replacement

Location: Fruitland, New Mexico
Year: 2018- 2019

Project Summary:
Bitsui Siphon, a component of the Fruitland-Cambridge Irrigation Project, is a 42-inch steel siphon serving over 2,000 acres on the Navajo Nation since 1950. The steel siphon has experienced several failures over the past decade disrupting irrigation delivery to Navajo farmers farming 10 acre plots. These disruptions harm farmers who need a reliable water supply to invest in their fields and in their crops. The Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources paid the San Juan River Dineh Water Users, Inc. to replace the 42-inch steel siphon with a new 42-inch HDPE siphon. KB-Walkoma assisted the San Juan River Dineh Water Users, Inc. by completing design and construction supervision for the project. Our assistance allowed the San Juan River DIneh Water Users, Inc. to complete the project successfully thereby demonstrating that as a local farmer organization, they can complete large scale capital project on their canal systems.

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Service Provided
      •  Topographic Survey
      •  Final Design
      •  Construction Budget
      •  Design of a trash screen
      •  Solar power design

Project Local: Fruitland, New Mexico
Beneficiary: San Juan River Dineh Water Users, Inc.
Total Project Cost: $260000
Funding Source: Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources
KB-Walkoma Role: Design and Project Management Support

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