Why not try to save wa­ter?

Albuquerque Journal - - OP-ED -

KIRK­LAND DO­NAT­ING land to the Al­bu­querque Met­ro­pol­i­tan Ar­royo Flood Con­trol Author­ity for a re­ten­tion pond to pre­vent neigh­bor­hood flood­ing was cer­tainly good news. The stated pur­pose of the pond is to de­tain wa­ter so that it can slowly drain into the city’s ex­ist­ing storm drain sys­tem.

Why not de­sign the sys­tem so that the wa­ter slowly drains into the aquifer? Liv­ing in the desert, I think that we should be proac­tively look­ing for ways to save wa­ter for fu­ture needs. JOE VARGO Al­bu­querque

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