Village officials continue push for w...

Village officials continue push for water conservation

There are 114 comments on the Ruidoso News story from Apr 2, 2013, titled Village officials continue push for water conservation. In it, Ruidoso News reports that:

"People are starting to water ," Village Manager Debi Lee told councilors last week.

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#1 Apr 4, 2013
But what about the Mayor's Proclamation "Keep Ruidoso Beautiful" in which he urges residents to plant trees and flowers? This would require a good bit of watering, especially when it comes to new trees. SEE BELOW:

"Keep Ruidoso Beautiful
Posted: 03/28/2013 06:37:25 PM MDT

Ruidoso Mayor Ray Alborn read a proclamation Tuesday declaring April as Keep Ruidoso Beautiful Month. Listening are members of the Keep Ruidoso Beautiful Committee, from left, Georgia Underwood, Ellen Bizzell from Parks and Recreation, Lori Coughlin from municipal court and Jeff Kaplan, village general services director. The proclamation calls attention to the Great American Cleanup, encouraging residents and visitors to pick up litter, to plant trees and flowers and to volunteer for activities sponsored by the committee.

Dianne Stallings/Ruidoso News"
RuiRes

Ruidoso, NM

#2 Apr 4, 2013
One might infer that Mayor Alborn has Solar-Powered Dancing Daisies in mind, purchased locally (and in bulk) at one of our fine Dollar Storess.

http://www.dollartree.com/Plastic-Solar-Power...

Both beautiful and environmentally friendly to "Keep Ruidoso Beautiful".
REALLY

Ruidoso, NM

#4 Apr 7, 2013
I KNOW THAT WHEN YOU CONSERVE ON WATER...IT WILL NOT HELP YOUR WATER BILL...SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO, TO GET AHOLD OF THIS UNBELIEVABLE SITUATION...AFTER FIVE YEARS OF PLAYING A SILLY "water game" we are not a drop closer to leveling the playing field for 'ALL WATER USERS..." WE ARE RUNNING GOOD FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES OUT OF OUR COMMUNITY WITH THIS, UNFAIR WATER BILLING PROCESS. TIME HAS RUN OUT COUNCIL...HOW MANY MEETING IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO REALLY FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO TO US. STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND BE HONEST...WE NEED TO KNOW IF WE CAN KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN AND HAVE CLEAN, CLEAR WATER COMING OUR OF OUR FAUCETS. IT IS TIME TO HOLD THE MAYOR AND THE COUNCIL ACCOUNTABLE.....WE NEED ANSWERS NOT MORE WORKSHOPS
Liquid Gold

Ruidoso, NM

#5 Apr 7, 2013
REALLY wrote:
I KNOW THAT WHEN YOU CONSERVE ON WATER...IT WILL NOT HELP YOUR WATER BILL...SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO, TO GET AHOLD OF THIS UNBELIEVABLE SITUATION...AFTER FIVE YEARS OF PLAYING A SILLY "water game" we are not a drop closer to leveling the playing field for 'ALL WATER USERS..." WE ARE RUNNING GOOD FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES OUT OF OUR COMMUNITY WITH THIS, UNFAIR WATER BILLING PROCESS. TIME HAS RUN OUT COUNCIL...HOW MANY MEETING IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO REALLY FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO TO US. STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND BE HONEST...WE NEED TO KNOW IF WE CAN KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN AND HAVE CLEAN, CLEAR WATER COMING OUR OF OUR FAUCETS. IT IS TIME TO HOLD THE MAYOR AND THE COUNCIL ACCOUNTABLE.....WE NEED ANSWERS NOT MORE WORKSHOPS
Suggestion #1. Limited growth ordinance until problem is solved. Many cities in US have done or are doing just that. There are enough houses for sale here for those that want to live here right now (and there are probably not many) and building more dollar stores is not helping anyone. Stop the talk and workshops. Solve the infrastructure and water problems first and then move forward with managed, calculated growth.
bear

Ruidoso, NM

#6 Apr 8, 2013
The only people being punished on the water issue are the locals. The tourists that come in don't conserve when taking baths, washing clothes, or sitting in one of the many many hot tubs scattered around the village.
REALLY

Ruidoso, NM

#7 Apr 8, 2013
YOU BOTH ARE SO SPOT ON...SO WHAT CAN WE DO TO OPEN THE EYES OF OUR "fearless leaders"...I am wondering what they pay in water and sewer bill...and of course all their friends..bet it isnot the same as we do
bear

Ruidoso, NM

#8 Apr 8, 2013
REALLY wrote:
YOU BOTH ARE SO SPOT ON...SO WHAT CAN WE DO TO OPEN THE EYES OF OUR "fearless leaders"...I am wondering what they pay in water and sewer bill...and of course all their friends..bet it isnot the same as we do
Replace them as soon as they come up for re-election and make sure who we vote for and back are like minded! There are good folks here that care about this village and we need to encourage them to come forth!
just saying

Tucson, AZ

#9 Apr 8, 2013
bear wrote:
The only people being punished on the water issue are the locals. The tourists that come in don't conserve when taking baths, washing clothes, or sitting in one of the many many hot tubs scattered around the village.
BINGO !
nmle2180

Ruidoso, NM

#10 Apr 9, 2013
If the Village is so concerned with water conservation, then why are the golf courses, and soccer fields still being watered.

Don't scream conservation if the conservation doesn't apply to everyone equally.
just saying

Tucson, AZ

#11 Apr 9, 2013
nmle2180 wrote:
If the Village is so concerned with water conservation, then why are the golf courses, and soccer fields still being watered.
Don't scream conservation if the conservation doesn't apply to everyone equally.
BINGO !
Just saying

Ruidoso, NM

#12 Apr 9, 2013
nmle2180 wrote:
If the Village is so concerned with water conservation, then why are the golf courses, and soccer fields still being watered.
Don't scream conservation if the conservation doesn't apply to everyone equally.
Learn NM Water Rights. None of the golf courses or fields use city water. They have their own wells and legal water rights. In fact the wells at the Links are of such bad quality you could not legally put it into a municipal system without expensive treatment which the Village does not have if you wanted to. The VOR treatment plants are for surface water and the issues it has.

The Villages problem is most of their rights are in Eagle Creek and there is no surface water there this year. They must use their wells in this small basin. On the Ruidoso River basin side there is plenty of ground water but VOR has limited rights in this basin even if there was surface water.

There are the limitation the Village must work with.
when i see

United States

#13 Apr 11, 2013
I will begin to conserve water and act like a good little Ruidoso soldier when I see the 40 gal hot tubs that grace each room in the lodge at sb, hauled out on the front lawn and replaced with conservation fixtures. Anyone ever asked who the largest commercial water user is? The hospital uses less water than the lodge at sb!!!!!!!!
Just In

Rio Rancho, NM

#14 Apr 12, 2013
Other cities make you put in water saving devices ,and then go further by making a home seller certify that a home is compliant before a home can get through
escrow.It is just like the paper about lead paint.
Carrying Water

Ruidoso Downs, NM

#15 Apr 22, 2013
On one side me lives these little old people who are trying to carry 5 gallon buckets of water to water their tree bibs. They can't even carry them. I saw both of them trying to carry buckets of water the other day. On the other side of me is a guy from Oklahoma who runs his sprinkler every other day. He tells me. Screw Ruidoso. They are to blame for not acting years ago. I didn't spend 300 thousand dollars on this house and even more on landscaping to let it all die. If I wanted to live in the desert I would move to the border land (El Paso). He blames the village for not fixing Grindstone Dam 4 years ago when they had a drilling rig on top the dam all summer drilling samples. Now the Village blames last years fire. Wrong, excuse alert. If they would have acted 4 yrs ago Grindstone would be at least 80 % capacity. So he says I own this land and I will do what I want. Besides I see Cree Meadows just this morning with their sprinklers going. I told him they are on private wells. Hes says who cares, we are either all in this together or we aren't. And tonight his sprinklers are on again.
RuiRes

Ruidoso, NM

#16 Apr 23, 2013
Grindstone Dam has been delayed because of the Dam Safety Bureau - they have held up this matter for years now - and the price tag to fix it with the liner keeps increasing. I believe the liner was originally around $1.5M, then $3.0M, now something like $5.0M. Perhaps the liner is lined with gold. It will be beautiful. It just needs to work.

The PSA announcements playing on the radio are interesting, telling citizens to fill buckets using an internal water tap to water outdoor plants. Many homes have water softeners, so watering your outdoor landscaping with softened water is sure to kill it, thereby ultimately saving water when all the outdoor plants die.
Thank God For Camp

Ruidoso, NM

#17 Apr 23, 2013
After reading more on this issue in today's rag, someone needs to give Randy Camp and "atta boy". Thank God we have this dynamic thinker on the job. This is a complex problem and Camp has demonstrated time and time again that he has a complex mind. At the end of the day, it will be Camp who has his finger in the hole of the dike.

Do not know what he gets paid, but he has earned every penny.
Carrying Water

Ruidoso Downs, NM

#18 Apr 23, 2013
Thanks RuiRes, didn't realize they want you to fill your buckets from the inside of your house. That's crazy. How many citizens will be hurt carrying water outside. Yes, the water softener issue presents a problem. Well I guess we will just go dry. All the landscaping will die. The trees will die, property values will continue to decline. People will continue to flee paradise and then what. Hubbard will move the track. Yep, that ought to finish off paradise. Oh, my neighbor has his sprinklers on again. I am afraid to report him. He will know it's me and take retribution out against us. So water away until it's gone I guess.
Carrying Water

Ruidoso Downs, NM

#19 Jun 5, 2013
Just an update. My neighbor from OK is still watering. I guess no one really cares or the water meter readers would turn him in. I guess if he can do we all can. Turning my on as we speak
Right thing

Ruidoso, NM

#20 Jun 6, 2013
Carrying Water wrote:
Just an update. My neighbor from OK is still watering. I guess no one really cares or the water meter readers would turn him in. I guess if he can do we all can. Turning my on as we speak
He'll get his big water bill, but in the meantime you need to report him. It is a violation of the water restrictions and we need to enforce them with some teeth.
Carrying Water

Ruidoso Downs, NM

#21 Jun 19, 2013
Yes Right Thing-he will get a big water bill. He has gotten one and doesn't care. He has the money plus to pay the bill. He also put in a Hot Tube at his house and brags about it. While my plants are all dieing and he is looking green. Zia Natural Gas, my gosh how irresponsible are u. You have your automatic sprinklers on at midnight. Do you have a private well also. Doesn't matter that is not being responsible, you are public regulated utility.

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