Overview

Until recently, the sole source for Albuquerque’s drinking water has been an underground aquifer. The need to preserve this aquifer – and ensure that we will have sufficient water supplies for future generations — means we must continue to explore alternative sources while conserving and making the most efficient use possible of what we already have. Guiding this process is the Water Authority’s WATER 2120 Water Resources Management Strategy, which outlines a conjunctive approach to addressing the region’s water needs. That approach includes recycling, aquifer storage and recovery, non-potable water reclamation, and the San Juan-Chama Drinking Water Project.