Updated: 09/25/2013 10:47 AM |
Created: 09/25/2013 10:43 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - New Mexico's largest school district has formed a committee that will develop ways to reduce the district's use of water, electricity and natural gas.
Albuquerque Public Schools announced the formation of the 16-member committee on Tuesday. The committee is made up of school district employees, utility representatives and other community members.
Officials say the district spends about $50,000 a day for electricity, natural gas and water and sewage services at its campuses. During the last school year, the district's utility bills totaled about $17 million.
The committee will recommend ways to reduce the costs by coming up with a district-wide water and energy management plan, a school engagement program and a plan for engaging the community.
The committee plans to meet monthly and share its recommendations with the school board.
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