Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Water Bill Numbers Defended.

Byline: Miguel Navrot Journal Staff Writer

The Public Service Company of New Mexico subsidiary under scrutiny by the city of Santa Fe for billing figures it provided to water utility officials said Tuesday it stands by the accuracy of its numbers.

Mike Henke, vice president of PNM's Avistar Inc., acknowledged that his organization hasn't met provisions of the contract with Santa Fe's Sangre de Cristo Water Co., specifically over reporting revenue and cost information. But the organization stood by the accuracy of figures it has provided to the city water utility.

"I can't say we've been as timely as we should, from a contractual standpoint," Henke said of the monthly reports agreed upon for reporting billing figures. …

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