Water Policy Advisory Committee

Resolution 2013-42, A Resolution establishing a Water Policy Advisory Committee 

The Water Policy Advisory Committee consists of 12 vounteer members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC),  members must reside within the unincorporated areas of the County.

Membership includes:

  • A member from a Mutual Domestic Water Consumer’s Association
  • A member from a Soil and Water Conservation District
  • A member from an Acequia Association
  • A member from the Estancia Basin Water Planning Committee
  • A member from the Central Water Planning Area
  • A member from the northern planning area
  • The remaining membership will be a balance chosen by the BCC from their respective districts

Committee tasks include the following:

  • Make recommendations related to water policies in the Land Development Code
  • Make recommendations related to county water and wastewater utility growth
  • Assist the county in addressing proposed aquifer storage and recharge activities
  • Explore the concept of a regional water authority
  • Recommend updates to the 40 year water plan and the Conjunctive Management Plan

Committee Liaison

Jerry Schoeppner
Phone: (505) 992-9871
Email: gerards@santafecountynm.gov 

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