33 - Safe air, land, and water

Goal 5 - Desired Condition 33 - Air, land, and water systems are protected from conditions that are harmful to people and the environment.


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"Air, land, and water systems are protected from conditions that are harmful to people and the government"

Our Conclusion:


Based on the Following criteria:

Local Trend is POSITIVE
Albuquerque, compared to others, is SIMILAR
Citizen perception compared to data MATCHES

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

Albuquerque has successfully achieved water standards every year since the Safe Drinking Water Act was passed in 1974. Air quality conditions for Bernalillo County continue to be in the attainment category of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards: carbon monoxide is down 71% since 1990; ozone has been relatively flat over the last 10 years; PM-10 has increased 41% in the last 10 years but is still at attainment level; and PM-2.5 has decreased 8% in the last 5 years.


Albuquerque compared favorably with similarly sized communities in the Southwest for adult educational achievement for 2007, the most recent data available. Albuquerque was above average in terms of residents with at least a high school education, and is second highest for those with advanced degrees among peer cities. Compared to benchmark communities in the Southwest, Albuquerque is about average for per capita library circulation, but lags slightly behind in library visits per capita.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

Residents in 2007 ranked this condition as highly important. They recognized the progress the community has achieved. Full-time students and residents of the Foothills and the Westside especially believe that Albuquerque has made significant progress toward achieving this desired condition.


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