Introduction

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Turn on your tap and raise your glass to our new source of excellent and sustainable drinking water! Collaboration, stewardship and transparency have been the defining principals of the Buckman Direct Diversion (BDD) Board. There has been an unparalleled level of collaboration to implement and operate one of the largest, most costly nonfederal public works project in Northern New Mexico, as illustrated by the number of groups and individuals who have participated in the process. In our fiscal stewardship role, the BDD Board ensured the completed project was completed on time and on budget. In our environmental stewardship role, we have partnered with others so wildlife, aquatic and plant habitats are improved. We are reducing our carbon footprint and saving ratepayers money by using solar power to help run BDD facilities.

Water quality stewardship has been a priority from day one. We are diligent on many fronts to protect the quality of the Rio Grande and ensure your drinking water is safe. We are confident your drinking water will not only be safe, but taste and smell good. As we begin operating the Buckman Regional Water Treatment Plant, the BDD Board is committed to continued transparency. Rio Grande monitoring and results from drinking water quality testing will be posted on our website and can be viewed on the Reports Page and via the Water Quality Sampling page.

The BDD Management and staff are committed professionals ready to serve the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County residential and business water customers. A decade ago Santa Fe experienced a severe drought. The BDD was implemented to protect us from running out of water in times of drought, and to allow our regional aquifer to rest.