Three-pronged approach helps city meet water needs

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  • Tapping multiple sources helps city meet water needs amid drought

    McClure Reservoir was at about 48 percent capacity on April 26. The reservoir will be drained later this month when work to rebuild the water intake structure begins. The city will send some of the water to the Canyon Road Treatment Plant and some to Nichols Reservoir. Bruce Krasnow/The New Mexican

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.

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  • Paul White posted at 11:43 pm on Mon, May 5, 2014.

    Pabloblanco Posts: 97

    No mention of the City's latest attempt to rob the aquifer with the NW Well?
    No mention of how the Rio Grande is drying up below ABQ? No mention of priority calls and litigation up and down the RG?
    Staci, I'm wondering if you were a cheerleader in your past life.

  • Fred Stokes posted at 4:44 pm on Mon, May 5, 2014.

    fredstokes Posts: 138

    What a great plan! Residents use less water so that developers can build more houses. Then if the estimates are a little off, we can just let the trees die.. Why not, the grass in the parks is long dead.

    A defanged newspaper and an insipid reporter let us down once more.

  • Philip Taccetta posted at 9:05 am on Mon, May 5, 2014.

    PhiltheElder Posts: 454

    If you've got it, spend it? While there may be enough now, predictions for the future don't look so good....


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