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SANTA FE -- The Canada de los Alamos Mutual Domestic Water
Association in Santa Fe County has instituted a 50-gallon-per-day
limit on household water use to keep the community well from running
People typically use about 65 gallons a day, said Paige Grant, a
water association member and executive director of the Santa Fe
The association's well can pump for only 15 minutes before going
dry, Grant said. Community members dug the 20-foot-deep well with a
backhoe 40 years ago.
The association notified its 22 members about the limits, warning
them that they'd receive verbal warnings for the first two
infractions, a $50 fine for the third and a loss of water service for
the fourth, Grant said.
Members of the association have water meters, so board members
will know whether they've exceeded the limit, Grant said.
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