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Buyer, Home Buyer in Virginia

Any opinions about the future of the water supply in Corrales & surrounding would be appreciated.?

Asked by Buyer, Virginia Thu Sep 27, 2007

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We have lived in Corrales for over 26 years, have never had a water softener, and have had to replace two facets because of hard warter problems in that time frame. The gift of Corrales is that if you want to escape the desert, you can without expending a fortune. In surrounding communities water restrictions often occur in the summer and require watering on days scheduled by the community ordinances, you can be fined for wasting water, and there can be sur charges if you exceed specified amounts of water usage. If you love a lawn, Corrales is the only place to live. In this area, you can lose a healthy lawn in three days in the heavy summer if you do not have access to water. Temperatures in the 90's, relative humidities in the single digits, and winds of 10-15 miles per hour will completely dry out your lawn to the roots very fast if you do not have access to water.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 29, 2010
I have lived in Corrales for 13 years and have had absolutely no problems with quality or quantity. Essentially, everyone is drilling into the aquifer so the depth of individual wells is very predictable. And, ALL the wells will have hard water... softeners are essential unless you wish to replace water tanks and faucets very frequently.
We have had a village wide testing program for the last year and there has been no problem with any of the tested wells beyond hard water issues.
As you go slightly west into Rio Rancho's undeveloped area, the depth of the well will be greater but the issues remain essentially the same.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 9, 2007
The Water Authority has alot of information on the area's water concerns, up to date issues and people that are concerned about the aquifer and the effect we are having on it. Take a look and any questions you may have that aren't addressed, you can send it to them. THey will answer it.
Web Reference: http://www.abcwua.org/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 9, 2007
As I'm sure you've read, water supply in New Mexico is a very critical issue that is constantly being debated in all parts of the government. Here is a link that provides information regarding the issue for Corrales although it is from 2005 it can provide you with some insight.
Interim report on Water issues in Corrales
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 1, 2007
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