ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Albuquerque residents have already beat conservation goals for the first three months of the year, and officials are urging them to stay on track.
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority announced Tuesday that customers used about 250 million gallons less since January than the same period last year.
The chair of the water authority’s board, Trudy Jones, says customers stand to have another great year in terms of conservation. She says the goal is the same as last year – per capita use of 135 gallons per day.
The water authority also announced restrictions to limit outdoor watering during certain hours and days. Those restrictions take effect Wednesday and will last through Nov. 1.
Officials say violations can result in fines starting at $20 for a first offense.