Water Conservation Meets Growing Demands
Through water conservation education, reductions in the per capita water usage creates a more sustainable supply of our limited water resources for all residents of our growing community. Because it is such an important issue, the City of Rio Rancho amended the Comprehensive Plan to include Water Conservation in 1995 and established a Water Conservation Program in 1998. It became a division in 2003.
Rio Rancho, one of the Southwest’s fastest growing communities, can delay the need for expansion of its water and wastewater infrastructure and related costs through water conservation. Not only is conserving water the prudent and responsible thing to do, it also needs to be demonstrated in order to meet a requirement of the Office of the State Engineer as part of the application process for more water rights.
For more information, please contact the city’s Water Conservation Office at (505) 896-8715.
The Water Conservation Ordinance is comprised of three main components:
- Water Waste & Fugitive Water
- Time-of-Day watering restrictions, and
View ordinance in its entirety by using the following link and searching under water conservation or chapter 52.