Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Councilor Wants Barrel Rebates.(Journal North)

Byline: John T. Huddy Journal Staff Writer

Staff: Program Could Be Costly

Despite concern from Santa Fe city water officials about the feasibility of implementing his rain-barrel rebate program at City Hall, City Councilor David Pfeffer maintains the program is not only simple but practical.

"It's a piece of cake," Pfeffer said this week. "In my opinion, they (city staff) made a much bigger deal about this than it is."

Pfeffer's program would give every resident who buys a rain barrel a rebate on their water bill.

The customer would have to send in a receipt of the transaction, or fill out a special form signed by the rain barrel vendor indicating the transaction. …

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