Albuquerque’s water safety mascot officially named


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The City’s water safety has named its mascot Leroyo.

The Ditch and Water Safety task force says they looked at more than 200 entries in its month-long contest.

Jennifer Strand submitted the winning name. She won a $200 gift card.

Leroyo has a busy schedule. The mascot is teaching children across Albuquerque about staying away from arroyos and ditches, especially during monsoon season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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