FOCUS: NEIGHBORHOOD WATER ISSUES
Las Cruces—WE’RE IN: Las Cruces Indivisible will bring local water issues to the table at their meeting April 25. The group will meet from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, second floor.
Kurt Anderson, long-time member of the Dona Ana Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association and current board member, will discuss the challenges of managing the state’s largest domestic water association. Doña Ana MDWCA, a political subdivision of the state of New Mexico, is tasked with providing water and wastewater services to some 15,000 residential customers.
Anderson has a long-standing interest in water issues, beginning with an involvement with geothermal energy development. He is a student of hydrology, and of New Mexico’s water resources and water law. He is a retired professor of Astronomy at New Mexico State University and served as site director for New Mexico’s Apache Point Observatory until his retirement in 2010.
Also on the program are Kevin Bixby and Craig Fenske, board member candidates in the upcoming election to the Dona Ana Soil and Water Conservation District Board. Attendees also will receive a brief recap of Senators Udall and Heinrich’s April 17 town hall in Las Cruces.