Imagine a Day Without Water in Santa Fe Hospitals

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Imagine a Day Without Water in Hospitals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3lhXAGld_s

TreeSmart Events this Fall

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TreeSmart Santa Fe was launched on Arbor Day, April 30, 2021 as an ongoing program to improve and cultivate the tree canopy citywide. TreeSmart Santa Fe is not just about planting more trees. It’s about planting the right tree, in … Read More

Monsoons don’t change the drought

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We all know we are in a historic megadrought. We also know we are in the middle of our monsoon season. We can all be reminded of why water conservation is important all the time and not just during dry … Read More

Cactus Demonstration Garden

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The Water Conservation Office in conjunction with The Cactus Rescue Project installed a beautiful xeric cactus garden in the summer of 2018. Walk through the garden, identify the various cacti using the numbers and descriptions below. We hope you use this reference … Read More

2021 River Talks

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The 2021 River Talks Series are coming to a park near you. The City of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe River Commission are happy to sponsor a series of lectures, tours, and storytelling events to help educate the community … Read More

Turn off the tap!

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You can save up to 8 gallons just by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime. That adds up to more than 200 gallons a month, enough to fill a huge fish … Read More

Water Conservation Demonstration Garden Plant List

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What’s in our Water Conservation Demonstration Garden? Click here to download a PDF of this list. ID # Common Name Latin Name Low-H2O Bee Friendly Monarch Friendly Hummingbird Friendly Pollinator Resource Guide 1 Chocolate Flower Berlandiera lyrata X 2 Yarrow … Read More

Pollinator Resource Guide

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Check out our new Pollinator Resource Guide, produced in partnership with Xerces Society. You can also download our Water Conservation Demonstration Garden PLANT LIST. Also, be sure to visit our Bees, Trees & Water – Urban Forest page for more … Read More

Bees, Trees & Water

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Drought and climate change flow through the small and large planning decisions we all make to save water, but what do bees and trees have in common with how we make smarter decisions for a future with less water?   … Read More

Leaks, Infrastructure and Drought – How you can help.

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Fix-A-Leak week is March 15-21 and serves as an important reminder of how the City is constantly working to stay ahead of infrastructure life cycles to make sure we do our part in conserving water in the face of increasing … Read More

City launches TreeSmart Santa Fe Initiative

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A Public-Private Partnership to Increase and Maintain a Healthy Tree Canopy TreeSmart Santa Fe is a new public-private partnership between City government and important community partners, including the Santa Fe Watershed Association and the Santa Fe Community Foundation, both of … Read More

Now is always the time to save water!

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Water has a special place in our thinking, especially here in the high desert when all of our water sources are linked together. For those curious as to why the City was going to release water from one of our … Read More

Santa Fe River flows will not come up after all

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City unable to build consensus with downstream stakeholders News Release Source: City of Santa Fe Water Division City of Santa Fe Water plans for several days of increased flows in the Santa Fe River have been cancelled. The releases, which … Read More

Understanding the Rio Grande Compact and upcoming Santa Fe River releases

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The City will soon begin releasing water from one of its reservoirs down the Santa Fe River. Listen online (below) to our Save Water Santa Fe podcast with guest Jesse Roach, City Water Division Director. He discussed the recent announcement … Read More

City’s water accomplishments in 2020

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In the City of Santa Fe’s 2020 State of the City report, there were 10 water-related accomplishments of the list of 150. In the unprecedented year of COVID-19, many city departments have a lot to be proud of. Below are … Read More

Keep Santa Fe Beautiful receives President’s Circle recognition from Keep America Beautiful

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Keep Santa Fe Beautiful receives President’s Circle recognition from Keep America Beautiful Keep Santa Fe Beautiful has received President’s Circle recognition from the national Keep America Beautiful program. In qualifying for the President’s Circle Award, Keep Santa Fe Beautiful has … Read More

Listen to our Radio Show/Podcast

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We have a weekly radio show on AM 810 Que Suave – Thursdays at 8:30 am. If you miss the live show, you can always stream it online at https://savewatersantafe.com/save-water-santa-fe-radio-show/

Time to Winterize

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It’s that time of year to prepare our homes for winter. Saving water isn’t only for the hot seasons. We do a lot of things to help us conserve water and energy for the winter. The outdoor growing season in … Read More

Survey & Upcoming Virtual Public Meetings for City/County Water Planning

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Five-Year Water Resource Planning Cycle – CITY WATER DIVISION City of Santa Fe Water (City) and the Santa Fe County Utilities Division (County) are initiating a science-based, community informed, five year planning cycle to develop long range water resource management … Read More

We are stewards of our water resources

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Drought and climate change are not new concepts. Historically, those who reside in the desert Southwest know that we’ve always had to face periods of drought. It’s time we move away from the “drought is the new normal” adage to … Read More

City and County seek public input for Water Resource Planning

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  Public input sought for five-year Water Resource Plan Understanding that planning for our water future requires the full participation and collaboration of both water managers and water users, the City and County are committed to engaging the broad diversity … Read More

Capture what you can

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Capture what you can Christine Y. Chavez for the Santa Fe New Mexican The main benefit of rain harvesting is that it is a sustainable and workable water practice that is as easy as a simple rain barrel that can … Read More

Santa Fe Places 4th in National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

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Santa Fe Joins 9th Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Mayor Alan Webber of Santa Fe, NM is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to show their commitment to water conservation by taking part in the annual … Read More

Santa Feans know the importance of saving water

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Santa Feans know the importance of saving water Christine Y. Chavez for the Santa Fe New Mexican One measure of conservation effectiveness used by the Water Conservation Office is gallons per capita per day (GPCD) which is an estimate of … Read More

Water Quality Report 2020

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Below is the City of Santa Fe Water Quality Report 2020. WATER QUALITY REPORT 2020

Choose your plants wisely

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Choose your plants wisely Christine Y Chavez for the Santa Fe New Mexican Did you know that about 40% of the water used in Santa Fe homes is used for outdoor watering? Our dry climate will always require us to … Read More

What’s up with Water Webinar

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Please join City of Santa Fe Water Division Director, Jesse Roach, for a webinar on happenings at the City Water Division. Topics will include: 2019 Overview 2020 Operating Plan COVID Impact on 2020 Water Use Long Range Water Planning Question … Read More

Next Generation Water Summit 2020 Cancelled

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2020 NEXT GENERATION WATER SUMMIT A message from the Next Generation Water Summit Organizers: COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on nearly all facets of society, and in-person events are no exception. Therefore, it is with much sadness that the Next Generation … Read More

Important information about your drinking water

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER Monthly Reporting Requirements Not Met On Time by the City of Santa Fe Water System (Este informe contiene información importante acerca de su agua potable. Haga que alguien lo traduzca para usted, o hable … Read More

Water Matters: Santa Fe’s community urban forest

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Water Matters: Santa Fe’s community urban forest By Christine Y. Chavez For The New Mexican Every year, residents and businesses spend tons of money on plants, trees, garden supplies, and landscape services. It’s vital to make sure they are investing … Read More

Composting helps combat climate change AND saves water

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Save water with composting.. and much more! Earth Day is around the corner and many Santa Feans are excited to plant gardens this year. Composting helps to combat climate change AND save water. When compost is added to bare soils … Read More

High desert water in the time of COVID-19

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During these uncertain times, we hope these reminders and tips will help our community protect our health and continue to value Santa Fe’s water. First, the City of Santa Fe Water Division is confident that we will continue to deliver … Read More

Capture Rainwater for Your Garden

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Spring is a good time to re-think the ways we use water outdoors. Due to social distancing efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we’ve found ourselves spending the majority of time at home. We encourage you to look … Read More

What do Leaks and Fundraising Car Washes Have in Common?

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What do Leaks and Fundraising Car Washes Have in Common? By Christine Y. Chavez For The New Mexican | March 1, 2020 The easiest way to conserve water is to use only what you need. Leaks from pipes, plumbing fixtures and … Read More

Waterwise Santa Fe Restaurant Week

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Choose waterwise for Restaurant Week Santa Fe Restaurant Week kicks off this Sunday, February 23. It’s a City Different favorite and the Water Conservation Office, along with the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce are encouraging residents and visitors to … Read More

Make a Reservation to Save Water Is Making the Airwaves

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Be sure to tune into our weekly radio show “Save Water Santa Fe” on AM 810 Que Suave Radio. Airs every Thursday morning at 8:30 or you can stream online at https://www.santafetoday.com/kswv/

Make a Reservation to Success

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Make a Reservation to Success By Christine Chavez, Santa Fe Water Conservation Manager We are thrilled to announce that Santa Fe has been named a Sustainable City of 2020 by Green Building Media, Inc. for leading by example and making … Read More

Water Matters: Restaurants can save lots

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Water Matters: Restaurants can save lots By Christine Y. Chavez For The New Mexican | Feb 2, 2020 We are thrilled to announce that Santa Fe has been named a Sustainable City of 2020 by Green Building Media, Inc. for … Read More

On the Cutting Edge of Water Efficiency

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On the Cutting Edge of Water Efficiency by Leah Cantor This article was originally published in the Santa Fe Reporter offers great coverage of the restaurants participating in the city’s Make a Reservation to Save Water program, as well as … Read More

Water Conservation Manager Guest on Richard Eeds Show

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The Updated City’s 5-Year Water Conservation Plan with Water Conservation Manager, Christine Chavez City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Manager, Christine Chavez, was a guest on The Richard Eeds Show on January 23rd. She discussed the process and completion of … Read More

Santa Fe Named Sustainable City of the Year

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Santa Fe Named Sustainable City of the Year Restaurant Water Conservation Program Highlighted The City of Santa Fe has been named a Sustainable City of 2020 for leading by example and making strides in working toward solving environment challenges. The … Read More

Water Conservation 5-Year Plan Complete

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5-year plan due out mid-month Christine Y. Chavez For The New Mexican | Originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on December 26, 2020 I still can’t believe that 2020 is upon us. In the month of January we … Read More

New Certification Class & Paid Work Opportunities

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There will be a Restaurant Water Efficiency Auditor Class on November 13 & 14 at the Santa Fe Community College. This class is ideal for Landscape Auditors, HERS Raters and BPI certified professionals. Bill Hoffman, national expert on commercial water … Read More

2019 Water Quality Report

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The City of Santa Fe’s Water Division (the City) is pleased to provide the 2019 Water Quality Report. A safe and dependable water supply is vital to our  community and is the primary mission of the City. This report is … Read More

Let’s Grow 2019

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Don’t miss Save Water! Plant Natives! – an event that will take place on Saturday, May 18th at our office*. Members of the Santa Fe Native Plant Project will tour our new water conservation garden. There will be handouts, free … Read More

U.S. Rep. Luján to Keynote at Next Generation Water Summit

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U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) will address the Next Generation Water Summit on June 14th in Santa Fe, NM. Congressman Luján’s keynote address will begin at 8:15 am in the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Congressman Luján began serving … Read More

Public input sought to help shape the future of Santa Fe’s water conservation planning

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The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office is hosting five public community conversation sessions to obtain input prior to developing the City’s five-year water conservation plan. The kick-off meeting on March 2nd from 10 am – 2 pm at … Read More

Restaurant Pilot Project Highlighted by Alliance for Water Efficiency

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The Alliance for Water Efficiency has added the Water Conservation’s restaurant pilot project to their recent member spotlight, “Santa Fe, New Mexico Cooks Up Sustainable Dining Experience .” To learn more about the project, Make a Reservation to Save Water, visit … Read More

Preparing for Winter

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Weather forecasting calls for a good winter this year. Do not be caught by surprise when sub-freezing temperatures strike the City of Santa Fe.  A lengthy cold snap of temperatures in the teens or 20s can cause pipes to freeze … Read More

City Firefighters Imagine A Day Without Water

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The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office launched a new video aimed at raising awareness about the value of water and our public health. Starring City of Santa Fe Firefighters, the video demonstrates the real threat for injury and … Read More

Water Conservation Committee Vacancies

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The City of Santa Fe is now accepting applications for two vacant positions on its Water Conservation Committee. As an advisory group for the City, the Committee assists with policy recommendations and evaluates specific programs related to water conservation. The … Read More

Santa Fe’s 2017 Water Quality Report

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The City of Santa Fe’s Water Division (the City) is pleased to provide the 2017 Water Quality Report. A safe and dependable water supply is vital to our  community and is the primary mission of the City. This report is … Read More

How much do you know about our rebate program?

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Take the short, fun quiz to see how much you know about the city’s water conservation rebate program. Then head to our rebates overview page to learn more.

Santa Fe joins Mayor’s Challenge to cut water use

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Originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican Santa Fe is join­ing an an­nual na­tional chal­lenge, com­plete with cash and other prizes, that asks res­i­dents to make a long-term com­mit­ment to man­age wa­ter re­sources more wisely. Mayor Alan Web­ber is … Read More

Santa Fe Restaurant Partnership Pilot Project

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Make a Reservation To Save WaterCITY WATER CONSERVATION OFFICE SEEKING RESTAURANTS TO PARTICIPATEProject Endorsed by EPA Water Sense and the Santa Fe Restaurant AssociationThe Water Conservation Office is partnering with the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce and Resource-Wise to … Read More

Shut Down Irrigation Systems November 1

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Santa Fe’s irrigation season ends on November 1 of each year. By this time, residents should have already reduced their outdoor water use considerably. But now we’re really going to start seeing temperatures dip, increasing the risk of freezing pipes … Read More

Learn to Save Money on Your Utility Bills at Energy & Water Savings Event

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City Water Utility, New Mexico Gas and PNM On Hand to Help Reduce Energy and Water Use in Santa Fe The City of Santa Fe will be hosting a free and open to the public energy and water savings event … Read More

Imagine a Day Without Water

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The Water Conservation Office partnered with Second Street Brewery for Imagine a Day Without Water. The videos shown provide a sneak peek into the stories and imagery we’ll be sharing on October 12th to illustrate the importance of water in a functioning … Read More

Children’s Water Fiesta an Annual Favorite

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Since 2002, the Children’s Water Fiesta has been introducing Santa Fe Public Schools 4th grade students to the importance of saving water for the future. During the event, hundreds of students learn about all facets of water, from conservation and … Read More

Upcoming Open House on Fireshed Management in Santa Fe

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What is our Fireshed? is an open house hosted by the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition. This is an opportunity for community members to engage scientists, land managers and community partners in a dialogue about the value of a comprehensive, … Read More

City Offers Water Bill Assistance

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The City of Santa Fe offers assistance to qualifying customers struggling to pay their water bill. You may qualify for relief if you have an income that falls below the City’s Low Income Limits. Applicants must reside at the service … Read More

Conservation options for businesses

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Originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on August 6, 2017 The City of Santa Fe’s Water Conservation Program objective is to work with all our city customers to find ways to save water, especially during the summer months. For … Read More

Water Conservation Does Not Exclude Our Furry Family Members

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Instagrammer @peterbarile recently used our hashtag #savewatersantafe for a video he posted showing his dog, Frannie, having a great time splashing in the river! Pets are members of the family which means they too can contribute to your household’s water conservation efforts. Here are … Read More

Low-water garden beauty is possible

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Originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on June 4th, 2017 Christine Y. Chavez/For The New Mexican Growing up in Santa Fe, I realize I took so much for granted. I remember things like free skiing lessons in the … Read More

Santa Fe to host national inaugural Next Generation Water Summit to address water scarcity challenges

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Santa Fe will host the inaugural Next Generation Water Summit on June 4-6 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. This first-of-its-kind, national event will feature three educational tracks focusing on emerging policy development, building design and construction, and water … Read More

Santa Fe Joins National Water-Wise Challenge

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Santa Fe residents urged to take the pledge. Mayor Javier Gonzales is urging Santa Feans to make a longterm commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation — … Read More

City Offers EyeOnWater Leak Detection Sign-up Help for Fix-A-Leak-Week

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The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office and Customer Service are teaming up to help customers find and fix water leaks during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense program’s ninth annual Fix a Leak Week. On March 22, staff … Read More

2017 Land & Water Summit

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SAVE THE DATE! The 2017 Land & Water Summit will take place on February 23 & 24 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel. Registration for the event is now open. For details visit the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico’s conference … Read More

Public Forum to Discuss the Santa Fe Water Reuse Feasibility Study

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Building on Santa Fe’s commitment to reduce future water supply gaps. Public Forum to discuss the Santa Fe Water Reuse Feasibility Study, an engineering evaluation of water reuse alternatives conducted by City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, and Bureau … Read More

Santa Fe to Participate in National Stormwater Pilot Project

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Santa Fe, NM – On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New Mexico Environment Department and the city of Santa Fe will hold a joint press conference to announce the city’s selection as one of five cities in the … Read More

Listen to Save Water Santa Fe Podcasts

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The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation office has a weekly talk show on Que Suave Radio. If you can’t listen live, you have the option to download the podcasts at http://quesuaveradio.com/programs-2/save-water-santa-fe/. Additionally, Public Utilities Director Nick Schiavo was a … Read More

Utility Customer Survey Results Available

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to take our survey.  The full results and a brief overview are available in the links below. We are reviewing the results to help us better understand your water use behaviors and … Read More

Water Utility Customer Survey

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Click HERE to take the survey Encuesta en Español The Water Conservation Office seeks to better understand your water use practices and needs. Your anonymous feedback will help us develop or expand programs to better serve you. Your responses are important to … Read More

City Water Conservation Customer Opinion Survey Announced

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Please CLICK HERE to take our anonymous 5-minute survey. Or you take the survey En Español by clicking HERE. The City Water Conservation Office announces its invitation to city water customers to participate in a public opinion survey to measure the community’s attitudes and … Read More

Save the Date: Imagine a Day Without Water

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Santa Feans Encouraged to Participate in Campaign to Raise Awareness About The Value of Water The Santa Fe Water Conservation Office is joining elected officials, water utility providers, community leaders, policy experts, and advocacy organizations to participate in Imagine A Day Without Water, an effort … Read More

#BoycottTheBottle at Zozobra

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Executive Director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association, Andy Otto and the City’s Water Conservation manager, Christine Chavez, were recently on Que Suave radio where they informed listeners about the refillable water stations that will be at this year’s Zozobra … Read More

“What is a Watershed?”

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View the Santa Fe Watershed Association’s kid-friendly “What is a Watershed?” video. Check out this video to learn about the Santa Fe River Watershed. For more info visit http://www.santafewatershed.org/

Water Quality in Santa Fe Continues to Meet EPA and NMED Standards

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The City of Santa Fe’s Public Utilities Department, Water Division, has released its 2015 Annual Water Quality Report detailing the quality of Santa Fe’s public drinking water supplies. All Santa Fe WaterSystem customers should also have received a copy of … Read More

Instagram Photo Contest Winner Announced

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Winning entry to replace decades-old indoor water use requirement signage. SANTA FE, NM – The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation office announced the winning photo to replace the decades-old signage that businesses are required to post in restrooms, shower … Read More

Public urged to catch fish in Santa Fe River before it goes dry

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 22, 2016: Public urged to catch fish in Santa Fe River before it goes dry http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/public-urged-catch-fish-santa-fe-river-goes-dry/ … Read More

“Capture Water Conservation” Instagram Photo Contest

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The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office announces the upcoming launch of its Instagram photo contest, “Capture Water Conservation”. The grand prize winning photo will be featured in the City’s newly designed water conservation signage, providing an opportunity for … Read More

Public Utilities Director To Answer Questions On Upcoming Radio Show

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The Santa Fe Water Conservation Office hosts a weekly talk show on Que Suave Radio (AM 810) which airs at 8:00 am every Thursday morning. Public Utilities Director, Nick Schiavo, will join us on the air in June to answer … Read More

City’s Outdoor Water Restrictions In Effect

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Outdoor Watering Prohibited between 10 am and 6 pm Seasonal water restrictions went into effect on May 1st and city water managers want to remind Santa Feans that they cannot water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Residents are allowed … Read More

Changes to Rebate Program Now in Effect

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Click HERE to visit our rebate page The City of Santa Fe will be offering new rebates effective May 1, 2016, to help homeowners save money on their utility bills. Due to changes in both Federal standards and the availability … Read More

City Seeks Members for Water Conservation Committee Vacancies

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The City of Santa Fe is now accepting applications for three vacant positions on its Water Conservation Committee.  As an advisory group for the City, the Committee assists with policy recommendations and evaluates specific programs related to water conservation. The … Read More

Join Mayor Gonzales in the 2016 Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

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Santa Fe joins nationwide challenge to be most water-wise. Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national … Read More

March 14-20 is “Fix A Leak” Week in Santa Fe

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The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office is asking city residents to help hunt for the “Bad Flapper,” the symbolic villain of water-wasting household leaks, as part of the city’s promotion of national Fix a Leak Week, March 14-20, … Read More

Xeriscapes & Outdoor Watering

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As spring weather ushers in, City residents are likely becoming eager to get outside and do some yard work. But did you know that outdoor watering accounts for approximately 40 percent of Santa Fe’s total water use? If you have a well-established xeriscape, remember to … Read More

World Water Day 2016

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World Water Day, an annual event celebrated on March 22, is a day of observance intended to focus attention on water related issues including the importance of freshwater and its sustainable management.  The Santa Fe Water Conservation Office staff will participate in a World Water Day … Read More

Water Meter Installation Status Update

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Santa Fe’s water utility billing and customer service division is under new management as part of an effort to address customer complaints resulting from the replacement of the City’s decade-old defective data transmitting devices that failed to record all of the … Read More

Year-Round Water Conservation

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Santa Fe has four water supply sources, two of which are surface water supplies, the Santa Fe River and Rio Grande. Both of these rivers are reliant upon mountain snow-pack for their annual flows. Each year, the amount of snowfall accumulated within a watershed will largely determine how … Read More

Construction at McClure Successfully Completed, Reservoir Refilling Begins

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The City of Santa Fe Water Division has announced that construction of the new intake tower at McClure is substantially complete and it has officially begun to store water in the reservoir. McClure Dam was initially drained in November 2014 … Read More

Giving Thanks for Water

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November is a time for many of us to be thankful for our family, health, friends and community. We should also be thankful for the role water plays at every Thanksgiving celebration. Without water, the Thanksgiving feast would be nearly … Read More

Irrigation Season Ends November 1st

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Saving water is always in season and should be a part of your regular winterizing routine this fall to help reduce your utility bill and protect our precious natural resource. As we head into cooler weather, remember your outdoor landscaping … Read More

Taking Water Savings to the Next Level

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Water Meter Roll-out: The City of Santa Fe, along with Badger Meter, Inc.® recently kicked off its new water metering installation project. PMI, a contractor under the City’s direct supervision, is installing meters across the city. Utility customers can expect to … Read More

City Moving Forward With Installation of New Water Meter Readers

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The City of Santa Fe is moving forward with a major improvement project which will change how water meters are read throughout our service territory. The Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project began on June 22, 2015. This is the first full … Read More

Santa Fe Drops Water Use Below 100 Gallons

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In a report to the Office of the State Engineer, the City of Santa Fe announced that water customers have decreased average daily water use from 101 gallons per person per day (GPCD) in 2013 to 95 GPCD in 2014.

City Launches Water Conservation Campaign to Address Drought

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Water Conservation is One of Many Water Management Strategies The City of Santa Fe announces the launch of the 2015 “It’s Not Coming Back” seasonal public outreach campaign. The campaign is designed to promote water conservation and water saving and … Read More

City Outdoor Water Restrictions Begin May 1

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With seasonal water restrictions going into effect in May, city water managers want to remind Santa Feans that they cannot water between 10am and 6pm, and recommend no more than three times a week. Residents are allowed to water on … Read More

Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest Winners Announced

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Meghan Kaschner, a sixth grader from E.J. Martinez Elementary is the grand prize winner of the 12th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest, the City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office announced today. The contest has a theme each year … Read More

Santa Fe Joins National Water-Wise Challenge

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Mayor Javier Gonzales is urging Santa Feans to commit to saving water and help Santa Fe win the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The Wyland Foundation’s Annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, held every April in honor of … Read More

Fix a Leak Week 2015

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The average household loses 10,000 gallons of water a year to leaks—enough water to wash nearly a year’s worth of laundry–the equivalent of 270 loads of laundry. Households could save 10 percent on their water bills with inexpensive and easy … Read More

Good Planning Helps Ensure Good Water Supply

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Good planning and a diversity of sources mean Santa Fe will have adequate water supplies this year, despite El Niño’s no show so far; but the dry winter is a signal to residents that conservation is a year-round commitment. Forecasters … Read More

Saving Water = Saving Energy

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Heating bills can be hard to handle in the winter but saving water can help Santa Feans lower their utility bills, the City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office announced today. “From the homeowner’s perspective, it’s pretty simple; reduce the … Read More

2015 Starts with Water Shortage, Again

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Good planning and a diversity of sources mean Santa Fe will have adequate water supplies this year, despite El Niño’s no show so far; but the dry winter is a signal to residents that conservation is a year-round commitment, city … Read More

Winterization Tips and Meter Shut-Off Service

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Going away for the winter or upcoming holidays? Below freezing temperatures combined with low or zero water usage in uninhabited homes and businesses increases the risk of frozen pipes.  Water expands as it freezes and water left sitting in pipes … Read More

Scary Shower Head Swap for Halloween

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City of Santa Fe water customers who want to “give their water bill a treat” can trade in their old shower head for a new EPA WaterSense approved 2.0 gallon low-flow model on Halloween.

Irrigation Season Ends November 1, 2014

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Saving water is always in season and should be a part of your regular winterizing routine this fall to help reduce your utility bill and protect our precious natural resource. As we head into cooler weather, remember your outdoor landscaping … Read More

12th Annual Children’s Poster Contest

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Public, Private, Charter and Home-Schooled Students in Grades 1-6 Invited to Submit The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office invites all students in grades 1 through 6 to participate in the 12th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest. This … Read More

Fall 2014 QWEL Training

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As the climate in Santa Fe gets hotter and drier, the demand for “smart” irrigation technology is increasing. “Smart” landscape professionals understand these technologies, local soil and water conditions, and trends in water-efficient irrigation systems. Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) … Read More

Children’s Water Fiesta 2014

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The 12th Annual Children’s Water Fiesta was held on April 16 and 17, 2014, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Fourth graders from 11 different schools attended the Fiesta this year. Each day approximately 300 students participated in five … Read More

Join Mayor Gonzales in the 2014 Water Conservation Challenge

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Mayor Javier Gonzales asks residents to make a pledge to save water in the 4th Annual National Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge! Santa Feans, among the best water conservers in the state and the Southwest, can show the rest of the … Read More

11th Annual Poster Contest Winners Announced

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11th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest Winners Announced: “Saving Water Is Always in Season” April 1, 2014_Santa Fe _ A fourth grader from La Mariposa Montessori is the grand prize winner of the 11th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster … Read More

QWEL Landscape Training Spring 2014

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As the climate in Santa Fe gets hotter and drier, the demand for “smart” irrigation technology is increasing. “Smart” landscape professionals understand these technologies, local soil and weather conditions, and trends in water-efficient irrigation systems. Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) … Read More

Santa Fe Water Use

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The City’s Water Division publishes weekly water reports on how full our reservoirs are, how much water is being diverted from the Rio Grande, and how much water we’ve supplied our customers. Understanding how much we have is a valuable … Read More

US Drought Monitor

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US Weekly Drought Monitor. Santa Fe’s average rain and snow precipitation is less than 14 inches a year.  The City of Santa Fe knows we can never relax about our water supply and has long-standing and successful drought management programs, making … Read More

Water Sense Tips

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Don’t tell us, show us.  The City of Santa Fe has partnered with EPA’s WaterSense Program, one of the largest water conservation educational outreach programs in the nation.  Daily and seasonal tips are designed to show you how to use water … Read More

Outdoor Watering Requirement Reminder

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City Outdoor Time-of-Day Watering Restrictions Begin May 1 Outdoor Watering Prohibited between 10 am and 6 pm and no more than three times a week. May 1, 2013__ With water restrictions going into effect in May, city water managers want to remind … Read More

How Low Can You Go?

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Have you ever wondered how much water you use in your home and landscape or how water and energy are connected? Explore our interactive tools and learn how to use water more efficiently each and every day. Water Budget Calculator … Read More

Visit Our Photo Gallery of Water Inspiration

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Photos can help you better imagine  beautiful  xeriscape gardens, irrigation methods, our water resources and how we are teaching children to save water. Link to our photo gallery here.

Poster Contest Winners Announced

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Santa Fe May 3, 2013 — A third grader from La Mariposa Montessori is the grand prize winner of the 10th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest, the City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office announced today. Click image to read more.

Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge

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SANTA FE__The City of Santa Fe is proud to announce its involvement in the second annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Starting in the month of April, Santa Fe has entered into a friendly community-based competition between cities across the nation to see who can be the most “water wise”.

Fix a Leak Week 2013

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SANTA FE, March 13, 2013—The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office is asking city residents to help hunt for the “Bad Flapper,” the symbolic villain of water-wasting household leaks, as part of the city’s promotion of national Fix a Leak Week, March 18-24, 2013

Santa Fe Prepares for 3rd Year of Drought

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SANTA FE- City water resource managers and decision-makers have been monitoring the drought conditions for the past two years. City water resources staff has kept up to date on the recent snowpack, reservoir levels and adverse weather conditions.

The 10th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest

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SANTA FE__ The City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Office invites all students in grades 1 through 6 to participate in the 10th Annual Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest. This year’s theme is Show Us Your Water Appreciation. The entry deadline is March 15th.

Water Conservation Winter Weather Tips

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Do not be caught by surprise when sub-freezing temperatures strike the City of Santa Fe. A lengthy cold snap of temperatures in the teens or 20s can cause pipes to freeze and burst pipes.