Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Residents Willing To Save Water.

Byline: Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writer

* Survey says most conservation measures are favored, except useof low-flow toilets

Rio Rancho needs to save water, and many residents are willing to reduce water-hungry lawns and fix leaky faucets, but don't like water-saving toilets, a survey of city residents said.

"I think it's a great step forward in benchmarking our programs how well are we educating our citizens," city Utilities Director Larry Webb said Tuesday. "The basis of our (conservation) program is to ensure a sustainable future."

"I'm heartened by the broad awareness of the conservation imperative and that the voiced support is demonstrated by the daily conservation practices already widely employed," Colleen Logan, the city's water conservation officer, said in a news release Tuesday. …

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