The state penitentiary complex south of Santa Fe, which uses millions of gallons of water a month, will hook up to the county water system in July and will use its wells only for backup.
Aurora Sanchez, the department’s deputy secretary for administration, said Wednesday the move will cost the department about $200,000 a year. But she said using the county water system “will make us a better neighbor. … A lot of good will come of it.”
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