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We like our desert dry

June 19, 2007

The bad news: it’s hot outside. The good news: we’re not drowning ourselves in H20 to cool off.

New Mexico Business Weekly reports Albuquerque’s water use is at its lowest point since the city enacted its water conservation program in 1995.

We had an unusually wet Summer and Winter in 2006, which might contribute to our quenched thirst. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the recent heat wave dent our conservation efforts. However, even with our wet stroke of fortune last year, think about how much the city has grown since 1995 — 16.2 billion gallons of water down to 12.7 billion gallons of water… in twelve years — not too shabby.

An aside: Work has kept me out of state since June; I probably won’t make it back until August. I apologize for not keeping ABQrising’s content fresh. I’ll try to do you better!

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