June 25, 2014

BUCKMAN DIRECT DIVERSION INSTALLS 2ND LANDMARK SOLAR SYSTEM Funding Provided by the New Mexico Finance Authority Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund MEDIA CONTACT: Rick Carpenter, BDD Project Manager 505.955.4206 505.660.5696 SANTA FE, N.M. – The Buckman Direct Diversion has installed a second solar array system, increasing the amount of total solar energy to […]

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Texas A&M Grad Students Tour BDD on Nine City Field Course Tour

May 29, 2014

Thirty-seven graduate students, plus three administrators from Texas A&M’s Water Management & Hydrological Sciences Program toured the Buckman Direct Diversion regional water treatment plant on May 15 as part of a nine city interdisciplinary experiential learning and research program lead by Dr. Ronald Kaiser and Kevin Gamache. The Buckman Direct Diversion water treatment facility was […]

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The Santa Fe Children’s Water Fiesta 2014 ~ River in a Bottle

May 8, 2014
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Habitat Mitigation Update

April 9, 2014

The habitat mitigation associated with the Buckman Direct Diversion (BDD) surface water diversion project has been in full swing since November 2013. The mitigation work involves removing non-native vegetation and restoring diverse native riparian-wetland habitats to the area. Non-native trees, including Siberian elm, Russian olive and saltcedar that previously dominated the project site were cut […]

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Good Turnout and Good Results at the Second Buckman Cleanup

February 27, 2013

On Saturday, February 23, the New Mexico Wildlife Federation with the help of local sponsors (TogetherGreen, Audubon New Mexico, Sierra Club, and the City of Santa Fe) organized the second voluntary and very successful clean-up event of the Buckman Bosque Restoration Project area. Approximately 30 volunteers provided their time, energy, and enthusiasm, while the sponsors […]

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Volunteers Needed!

February 6, 2013

  Help us clean up the Buckman Bosque Restoration Project Site! Saturday, February 23, 2013 9:00am to 3:00pm We need your help to remove trash before we can replace native species, restore habitat and improve recreational opportunities at the historic Buckman town site. Many hands make light work! See link to the flyer for more […]

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The BDD and Audubon New Mexico are Seeking Volunteers

September 21, 2012

Come help celebrate Public Lands Day and be part of a team to prepare a location on the banks of the Rio Grande for future ecosystem restoration. Join us on September 30, 2012, to remove trash from the Buckman Direct Diversion water project site. Many hands make light work! For more details contact Steve Cary at Audubon […]

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Check out the news link for information on upcoming Buckman site clean up!

May 16, 2012

Millions of Americans across the country rely on caring professionals to provide safe, healthful drinking water to their communities. Citizens trust water flowing from their taps will be free of water-borne contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, and other unhealthful compounds. Water Treatment Plant Operators are true experts, committed to providing the highest quality water in […]

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Las Conchas Fire Stormwater Update

October 6, 2011

The BDD Board shares the public’s concern regarding raw river water that has shown to have elevated levels of contaminants including heavy metals and radionuclides in ash, ash-laden sediment and ash impacted by stormwater from burned areas of the Las Conchas Fire. The BDD Board has taken several steps to protect Santa Fe’s drinking water […]

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Solar Plant Begins Generating Power to Reduce Utility Costs and Carbon Footprint for the Buckman Regional Water Treatment Plant

March 8, 2011

SANTA FE—Solar generated power is supplying most of the electricity needed to operate the Buckman Regional Water Treatment Plant (BRWTP), saving $250,000 in annual energy costs. The solar electricity provides much of the BRWTP peak needs and accounts for one-third of the yearly electricity needed to pump raw water from the Rio Grande and finished […]

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