“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” Benjamin Franklin
Safe and accessible water is crucial to New Mexicans. I have first-hand experience of how vulnerable we all are when the well on my property ran dry two years ago. With 87 percent of New Mexico’s public water supply coming from groundwater, we must ensure that those living in New Mexico have access to clean water.
New growth should be openly discussed, and professional water assessments included for public review. Change is inevitable as our population grows, but we must also ensure that we do not deplete our limited water resources, and current residents should have seniority to water rights.