Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Public Needs Info On Water Situation.(Opinion)

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Even without a water shortage, the misinformation and poor management at the Santa Fe's water utility would be disturbing. With the drought stretching on, the situation is getting downright scary. Santa Fe city councilors should make every effort to learn the details of two crucial issues.

*First, the financial health of the water utility.

The water system's billing problems have been going on for 10 months. New computer programs were to blame, and the problems seem to be mostly fixed.

Still, all is not well. City officials now say they don't trust the utility's balance sheets, which are supplied by the subsidiary of the Public Service Company of New Mexico that also does the billing. …

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