Animas La Plata Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement Association

The new Animas-La Plata Operations, Maintenance, and Replacement (ALP OM&R) Association building was finished and moved into in July. The purpose of the ALP OM&R Association is to carry out the operation, maintenance, and replacement for the Animas-La Plata Project. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the: Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority, La Plata Conservancy District, Navajo Nation, San Juan Water Commission, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, State of Colorado, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to establish the ALP OM&R Association.

The Office portion of the new building is 2,800 square feet, with an additional 3,200 square feet for the pumping plant maintenance facility. It was designed as a sustainable building with masonry and steel materials that meet LEED Certified criteria for locally fabricated building materials. The abundant windows, high clerestories and interior window walls provides natural lighting throughout the office spaces. The solar wall on the south side of the shop provides pre-heated convection heating to reduce heat energy costs. In addition to being energy efficient, their new building is beautiful--congratulations on a major milestone and ALP accomplishment!