WRMP Citizen Survey Results

In October 2020, Rio Rancho citizens were asked to complete a survey about the City's Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP). We received input from 78 citizens and here is a brief summary of some of the results from the questions. The updated Water Resources Management Plan will be posted online once it is completed.

Category Degree of Importance
C.2 Monitor water loss from the distribution system, and maintain distribution system loss at a volume similar to the 2019 value (20 gallons lost per connection per day). 67% of respondents thought this was Most Important
C.4 Develop a standard conservation plan format, and require that each new development adopt a plan that meets the City standards. 60% of respondents thought this was Most Important
C.5 Require specific categories of businesses and/or individual businesses that use large volumes of water to file a water conservation plan, to be approved by both the Utilities and Development Departments. 60% of respondents thought this was Most Important
C.6 Establish landscape design specifications and water budgets for all new golf courses, common landscape areas, schools, and parks.
58% of respondents thought this was Most Important 

C.7 Identify funding for implementation of water conservation measures at City parks. 56% of respondents thought this was Important 


C.8 Review the City’s commercial landscaping development standards and determine whether these requirements should be updated (e.g., decreasing the landscaping requirements, adding maintenance requirements and inspections, and requiring that plants be replaced if they die). 51% of respondents thought this was Important
   
E.1 Continue providing home and business water audits to help achieve water conservation goals, and provide educational materials on the potential monetary savings that can result from conserving water. 56% of respondents thought this was Most Important 

E.2 Fund the design and placement of graphical displays in City facilities and on billboards to show water use, goals for water savings, and water conservation initiatives 53% of respondents thought this was Least Important 

E.7 Continue the City’s domestic well user educational program regarding preventing aquifer contamination, and which water quality parameters to monitor for.  50% of respondents thought this was Most Important
   
R.1 Continue implementing the Water Reuse Strategy (1) for managed aquifer recharge via direct injection, and (2) at City facilities (e.g., parks, schools, medians, golf courses). This strategy includes large- and small-scale water reuse programs, reuse for aquifer recharge, irrigation and other non-potable uses, and development of reuse distribution and storage facilities. Keep up with any changes in technology that may affect the reuse projects. 67% of respondents thought this was Most Important
   
I.1 Continue working to identify new sources of water. 62% of respondents thought this was Most Important
I.2 Continue working to identify funding for new infrastructure (including water line replacements, new wells, and arsenic treatment facilities). 67% of respondents thought this was Most Important
   
P.4 Stress the importance of proper hazardous waste disposal. 67% of respondents thought this was Most Important