Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Several Water Bills Considered by Legislature.(New Mexico)

Byline: Tania Soussan

The Legislature acted on a number of water-related bills this session.

* A bill to give the State Engineer's Office the same type of field citation authority as the New Mexico Environment Department passed.

* Legislators also approved a measure to give municipalities more authority to regulate domestic wells. The bill requires all domestic well permits to include a condition requiring the applicant to meet all municipal ordinances.

* A proposal to reorganize state government and create a new Water Resources Department failed, but a memorial directing an interim committee to study the issue was approved. …

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