Albuquerque sees low water usage in 2015

Water Utility Authority
Water Utility Authority (Carey Olson KRQE)

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque did a good job conserving water in 2015. The Water Utility Authority says water use hit an all-time low.

Residents used 127 gallons per person each day; that’s seven gallons less than 2014.

The city hasn’t seen numbers like that since the 1980’s.

Officials tell KRQE News 13 that a lot of people have taken steps to conserve.

“Changing out our landscapes, drought-tolerant plants, changing out toilets, taking shorter showers, being mindful of the fact that water shouldn’t be running down the street. All of those things together, each person doing their individual part has led to enormous water-savings in our community,” said Katherine Yuhas of Albuquerque Water Utility Authority.

Storms were also a big factor. Albuquerque’s precipitation in 2015 was close to 11.5 inches, more than two inches above average.

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