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18 - Reliable water system

Goal 3 - Desired Condition 18 - A reliable water system meets health and safety standards.


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"A reliable water system meets health and safety standards"

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:

Water reserve capacity is benefiting from 2 positive trends – lower peak day consumption and greater capacity being created by the advent of surface water supply as the primary source of supply. Reserve capacity in several water trunks was negative in 2002 and 2006 and these will be completely corrected by 2009 when surface water supply is used. Unaccounted-for-water has remained relatively stable since 2005, ranging from more than 3.1billion gallons to approximately 3.7 billion in 2007.


No data exist to compare peak demand and water reserve capacity in other communities. Customer perception data exist indicating that Albuquerque area residents are similar in their perceptions about the reliability of their respective water supply and the adequacy of water pressure when compared to customers of other largest systems in the United States (RKS Research and Consulting, 2008). The amount of water loss has been within the median range when compared to other similar utilities for the past three fiscal years.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

Albuquerque citizens ranked this Desired Community Condition as the highest among all the desired conditions, reflecting the realities of living in a high desert. They also perceive that our community has made significant progress in planning for a sustainable supply, procuring new sources of water, developing treatment and distribution systems, and delivering efficient, quality water.


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