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ALBUQUERQUE — A deep-water aquifer has been discovered below the surface of Albuquerque's West Mesa on land owned by Atrisco Oil and Gas.
An Atrisco spokesman said the water is trapped in a triangular fault block and could be as deep as 7,000 feet below the surface. It's located just north of Interstate 40 between two volcanoes.
Atrisco officials say the company will need to test the water to find out if it's safe to drink. The testing is expected to take at least two years and cost more than a million dollars.
Peter Sanchez of Atrisco says water samples show the company has the capability through a treatment process to commercialize the water and make it available to the community.
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