Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Jail Could Get On-Site Water System.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Olivier Uyttebrouck Journal Staff Writer

City Councilors Concerned About Negative Effects of Extending Line

A report of a larger-than-expected water supply underlying the new Bernalillo County jail west of the city led Albuquerque councilors to give preliminary approval to a $4.9 million on-site water system.

However, a joint city-county board still must decide whether to build an on-site system or an 8 1/2-mile water line to the new Bernalillo County Detention Facility.

Some councilors have said extending a water line to the site could open the West Mesa to unwanted development.

The City Council's Finance and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 4-0 to recommend passage of measure, which would appropriate $4. …

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