Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

City Water Director Resigning.

Byline: Miguel Navrot Journal Staff Writer

* Announcement follows news of departure of utilities chief

Santa Fe's faltering water utility, slated for full City Hall takeover in July, took another hit Thursday with the resignation of its director, Bill Landin.

It was the second departure from Sangre de Cristo Water Co. this week. Landin's supervisor, Utilities Director Dennis Gee, put in his resignation Monday.

Landin, a five-year veteran of Santa Fe's city government who previously worked in the sewage division, called his departure "a difficult decision" he had agonized over for some time.

"It's been a difficult year," said Landin, who witnessed the ongoing billing, meter reading and water shortage problems chipping away at public confidence in the utility. …

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