Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sewer Extension A Wise Move.(Opinion)

EDITORIALS

The recent decision by the Moriarty City Council to move toward extending the city's sewer system north of Interstate 40 was a wise one.

Moriarty is poised for more growth and has been investing time, effort and resources to attract new businesses. But one of the first things business owners will want to hear about is plans for streets and utility lines, so an accompanying investment in those areas dovetails with the city's overall push for economic development.

It makes sense for the city to grow on both sides of the interstate, instead of almost entirely to the south as is now the case. The area north of the freeway is a natural for light commercial and industrial development, but that is unlikely to happen without city services such as a sewer system, water and other utilities. …

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