City launches water saving project in Albuquerque parks

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. 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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