Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

County Stays With Tight Restrictions.(Journal North)

Byline: Gary E. Salazar Journal Staff Writer

Watering Limited To Once a Week

Santa Fe County water customers will continue under restrictions stricter than their counterparts must follow in the city.

The 863 county water customers must continue to water outdoors only once a week, while city consumers may irrigate their lawns and gardens three times a week.

The Santa Fe County Commission voted 3-2 to reject a move into more liberal Stage 2 restrictions, a move the city made May 1.

Commissioners Jack Sullivan, Paul Campos and Harry Montoya voted against the measure, saying the county must conserve water while the drought continues.

"We have a long-term problem," Campos said. …

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