ALBUQUERQUE – The American Red Cross has delivered 180 cases of drinking water to residents of the Navajo Nation Ramah Chapter House after a well pump failure in the small northwestern New Mexico village of Mountain View, about 250 miles west of Albuquerque.
Officials say 150 families were affected Wednesday.
The water request came to the Red Cross from emergency-management officials at the Chapter House and the Cibola County Emergency Manager.
Emergency vehicles from the Red Cross Regional headquarters in Albuquerque and from Farmington delivered the water Wednesday evening.
The water came from the regional warehouse in Albuquerque and from the Pepsi Bottling Company in Aztec.
Red Cross officials say they will continue to monitor the situation in the coming days.