Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Barrel Rebates May Drain Resources.(Journal North)

Byline: John T. Huddy Journal Staff Writer

Water Specialist Talks to Committee

A rain barrel rebate program, one that would give Santa Fe residents rebates on their water bills if they buy discounted containers to catch rainwater, could take months to implement and result in additional city expenses, city water conservation officials said Monday.

Dan Ransom, the city's water conservation specialist, and Maya Martinez of the city's Water Wise program told members of the City Council's Finance Committee that a proposed rain barrel rebate program would likely require an additional full-time person to implement and track the program and a slew of paperwork that would take months to organize. …

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