CLOVIS (KSMX) The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has cleared the way for another portion of a massive water delivery system to be built. The authority on Thursday signed a construction agreement and issued a notice to proceed on construction of a seven-mile stretch of pipeline from an area northwest of Cannon Air Force Base toward a water storage system in Clovis. Officials say the cost of this portion of the Ute pipeline project will be nearly $28 million. The agreement calls for Oscar Renda Contracting Inc. to be done with the project in less than a year. The pipeline will ultimately be able to provide water to Clovis residents and Cannon AFB from interim groundwater sources and eventually from a surface water supply at Ute reservoir.