Albuquerque

January 13, 2015--Rio Grande now largest source of ABQ water (Albuquerque Journal)

Albuquerque’s effort to wean itself from unsustainable groundwater pumping took a major step forward in 2014, with Rio Grande water for the first time in history meeting more than half the needs of the metro area’s largest water utility.


January 11, 2014--Total ABQ water use lowest in 30 years (Albuquerque Journal)

Albuquerque water users responded to the drought of 2013 by reducing their water use 7 percent, the biggest one-year drop since 1997, according to a year-end report from the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.


November 29, 2011--Court rules against Albuquerque water permit (Denver Post)

The state Court of Appeals has ruled against the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County in a dispute over diverting water from the Rio Grande to supply drinking water for the metropolitan area.

January 15, 2007--Utility Aims to Put Water Underground (Albuquerque Journal)

The Albuquerque city-county water utility is investigating the effectiveness of recharging the aquifer by dumping river water into an arroyo, where it will seep into the ground naturally. The method could be a good way to store water underground--a savings account of sorts that could be tapped later.


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