ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque endured a hot, dry summer this year. Temperatures are still above average, and the monsoon season never made a big splash. But that hasn’t stopped the city from conserving water.
At its board meeting Wednesday, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority said customers, through Sept. 9, have used 812 million fewer gallons in 2019 compared with this same time last year. That equates to about 4 fewer gallons per person per day.
Carlos Bustos, water authority conservation program manager, said the original goal for this year was to reduce water use by 1 gallon per capita per day.