City preparing to submit an application to the OSE to continue pumping of the Northwest Well

The City of Santa Fe is preparing to submit an application to the Office of State Engineer (OSE) to continue pumping of the Northwest Well (NWW). The current pumping permit expires in January of 2012.

The NWW is located just off Camino de los Montoyas within the citylimits, and several hundred feet from the city/county line; the well is about 1.000 feet from a nearby Tano Road area private well.

The TRA Board is now actively involved in this application process, and our goal is to protect our neighborhood’s private domestic wells from aggressive city pumping of the NWW. Please read our letter to city and county officials from Rich Higgins, and a brief report on TRA’s estimated water use.