Tapping multiple sources helps city meet water needs amid drought
The new water intake structure at Nichols Reservoir, pictured April 26, is now complete, and the city will start refilling the reservoir May 15, water officials say. Bruce Krasnow/The New Mexican
- Per capita water use in Santa Fe in 2013
Single family residential: 52.4 gallons
Multi-family (apartment buildings/nursing homes): about 10 gallons
Industrial, commercial and institutional: 22 gallons
Other metered (fire and irrigation): 5.5 gallons
Non-revenue water: 11.7 gallons (line breaks, flushing for lines)
Total water use per person per day: 101.7 gallons
Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014 7:50 pm
The drought is slowly deepening in New Mexico, but city of Santa Fe customers don’t have to fear stiffer water restrictions through the summer growing season, municipal water officials say.
On Thursday, the city began non-emergency water use restrictions, which prohibit residents from watering outdoor landscaping more than three times a week or between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. City water officials say the restrictions aren’t likely to get tougher than that unless there is some major event.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 7:50 pm.