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FARMINGTON — San Juan County will celebrate a milestone as the county commission votes on transferring ownership of the water infrastructure in the Harvest Gold subdivision east of Bloomfield to the Apple Orchard Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association.

The action would mark the end of years of efforts to ensure safe, reliable drinking water in the small community.

While the county had hoped to host a ribbon cutting for the project that same day, the high numbers of COVID-19 cases led to that being cancelled.

The county served as the fiscal agent for…