No. 13316.

632 P.2d 1170 (1981)

96 N.M. 532

In re Petition of LOWER VALLEY WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT: LOWER VALLEY WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT, Petitioner-Appellant and Cross-Appellee, v. PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO, Western Coal Company, Utah International and Tuscon Electric Power Company, Respondents-Appellees and Cross-Appellants. and Paragon Resources, Inc., Valencia Energy Company and San Juan Coal Company, Intervenors.

Supreme Court of New Mexico.

August 24, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Tansey, Rosebrough, Roberts & Gerding, Byron Caton, Farmington, for petitioner-appellant and cross-appellee.

Briones & Pittard, Felix Briones, Farmington, Keleher & McLeod, Robert H. Clark, Albuquerque, Steven Banzhaf, Tucson, Ariz., for respondents-appellees and cross-appellants and intervenors.


PAYNE, Justice.

This appeal presents important questions regarding the statutory scheme for creation of water and sanitation districts.

Citizens in the Lower Valley of the San Juan River in San Juan County petitioned the district court for the creation of the Lower Valley Water and Sanitation District (Lower Valley) pursuant to the Water and Sanitation District Act, Sections 73-21-1 through 73-21-54, N.M.S.A. 1978 (Orig. Pamp. and Cum. Supp...

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