Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Annex Petition Will Go to Vote.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

* Council is also expected to consider water conservation ordinance

Water and land will dominate the Rio Rancho city council meeting tonight.

Members of the governing body will cast their final votes on an annexation petition that could add over 18 square miles to the city.

They also will consider a water conservation ordinance intended to curb wasted water from automatic sprinkler systems and encourage conservation.

The council will meet in closed session before its scheduled meeting to discuss a possible settlement agreement with the state over water rights that it applied for in 1993.

The settlement would allow the city access to another 12,000 acre-feet of water. …

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