Re-Use Irrigation and Return-Flow
A Lifetime of Consequences
February 27, 2014
About 8 years ago the Rio Rancho Governing Body and city staff decided to put in a $25 million extension to re-use lines for irrigation and direct injection. This line runs from Waste Treatment Plant 6 in Cabezon, through Chamisa Hills Golf Course and near Rio Rancho High School, up to the pilot direct injection site. Their long-term goal was to get the golf course, schools and parks online with this re-use system. However, re-use irrigation impacts the amount of water we are able to return to the river or aquifer, which we are under contract (with the State) to do. Chuck breaks it down in the presentation below, which was given at last night's Governing Body meeting. On the agenda last night was discussion and consensus on whether the Council wants to review the overall re-use water rates, in light of potential buyers for the Chamisa Hills Golf Course.