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Santa Fe County

Boards and Committees

Water Policy Advisory Committee

Resolution 2019-95, A Resolution Updating the Purpose and Activities of the Water Policy Advisory Committee 


Seeking New Members - Apply by May 15, 2021

The County is currently recruiting new members. If interested in joining this WPAC committee, please send your resume and relevant experience, or any questions, to Anjali Bean, Water Resources Manager at Santa Fe County Utilities, by May 15, 2021.

Priority may be given to those in the Estancia and Galisteo Planning Areas, members of a Mutual Domestic Water Consumer's Association or other water organization, and within County Commission District 4. However all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

WPAC Information

The Water Policy Advisory Committee consists of 12 volunteer members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC),  members must reside within the exterior boundaries of the County.

Membership includes, where practicable:

  • 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 Planning Area
  • A member from the Galisteo Planning Area
  • A member from the Central Water Planning Area
  • A member from the Northern Planning Area
  • A member from the Buckman Direct Diversion Board
  • The remaining membership will be a balance chosen by the BCC from their respective districts

Committee tasks include the following:

  • Make recommendations on water issues to the Board
  • Assist the County in addressing proposed aquifer storage and recharge activities and projects
  • Explore the concept of a regional water authority
  • Make recommendations on drought management
  • Recommend updates to the County's ordinances, policies, and plans related to water issues

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