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Clovis eyes wastewater deal with cheese plant

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - An eastern New Mexico city is clearing the path for a cheese plant to dump its wastewater.

The Eastern New Mexico News reports Clovis City Commission on Thursday unanimously approved an agreement between the city and Southwest Cheese to begin a test pilot project.

Under the agreement, the city will accept wastewater from the cheese plant for watering parks and recreation fields.

Clovis City Manager Justin Howalt says Southwest Cheese has the capacity to send about 1.6 million gallons of wastewater per day but the project will begin with about 100,000 or 200,000 gallons per day.

Southwest Cheese has been providing dairy products since 2006.

Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News, http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com

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