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Gallup encourages residents to conserve water

Meg Hilling
May 23, 2018 07:08 PM

GALLUP – City leaders in Gallup want everyone to use a combined 32 fewer million gallons this year than last. That's about 48 Olympic size swimming pools.

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The motivation comes from a national competition within the Wyland Foundation. Last month, Gallup was named one of five national winners for pledging to conserve the most water.

"We are hitting this from about three to four different ways," said Dennis Romero, city executive director of the Water and Sanitation for the Utilities Department said. "The residents use, as well as trying to look at some aging infrastructure and replacing that. Some new infrastructure that will make things a lot more water-wise, water conscious.

The real work is just beginning. Now they have to put their money where their mouth is.

"We track on a calendar year base. So we are hopeful that we have less water produced, less water used," Romero said.

So what can you do at home? Instead of hosing down your driveway, try sweeping it and turn the faucet off when you are brushing your teeth. But only time will tell if the city is able to meet the pledge it has made.

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