Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

City Plans to Get Tougher on Water Wasters.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Elaine D. Briseno Journal Staff Writer


Council OKs Rule Changes

Water wasters beware -- the Rio Rancho City Council recently approved an ordinance that fines those who allow water to run down the street.

The Water Conservation Ordinance also restricts the time of day people can water their yards from April through September. Now Rio Rancho residents cannot water their lawns or other landscaping between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The city already has an ordinance that makes it a violation to allow water to run down the street from a yard.

Lorri Skeie-Campbell, water conservation officer for the city, said the ordinance had not really been enforced lately. …

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