Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Santa Fe weighs rebate cost.(Business Outlook)

Byline: John T. Huddy Journal Staff Writer

* Proposal would include discount and credit on rain barrels

SANTA FE -- A rain barrel rebate program could take months to implement and result in additional city expenses, city water conservation managers said this week.

Dan Ransom, the city's water conservation specialist, and Maya Martinez of the city's Water Wise program told 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.

Sponsored by Councilors David Coss and David Pfeffer, the program would help Santa Feans purchase discounted rain barrels at participating local businesses. …

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