City launches water saving project in Albuquerque parks

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city broke ground Monday on a project that is hopefully going to save a lot of water.

With help from New Mexico State University, the Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department designed an underground irrigation system.

Half of it was installed at Paradise Meadows Park on the west side. The other half of the park will continue to use traditional irrigation methods.

The goal is to cut water usage by as much as 30-percent.

For the next few years, Parks and Rec will monitor each system to see which saves more water.

They hope to reduce water usage in all of the city’s nearly 300 parks.

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