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Parks Division feels pinch as water rates rise, facilities expand

Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2013 8:30 pm

From front, Parks Division employees Larry Lovato, Lawrence Cordova and Jordan Milliano replacing 50 feet of PVC water supply lines for sprinklers in Franklin E. Miles Park on Thursday. The park is one of several that are connected to a computerized irrigation system that is controlled from the Parks Division headquarters. The city spent about $20 million on a parks improvement bond from 2008 that included installation of better sprinkler heads and controllers in many parks. A 2012 bond project also paid for irrigation changes. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican

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