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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, Water Cycle
    inches of rain in a year Plants and animals that live in the desert have many ways of surviving with very little water Prickly pear cactus store water in their stems Rabbits avoid the hot afternoons and come out to look for food in the cool mornings or at dusk People can adapt to living in the desert too One way is to xeriscape your yard Xeriscape means using plants

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/1water.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, Water Use
    knew we had to start using less water Here are two easy ideas Turn the water off when you brush your teeth Take a five minute shower or less If you take baths fill the tub less than halfway For more ideas fill in our water conservation crossword puzzle Click here This is the San Juan Chama Water That Jack Drank This is the cup That held the water that

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/2cup.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, Water Faucets
    of the home or apartment building Your water usage is measured in units one cubic yard or 748 gallons In the winter an average home uses about 3 units each month During the summer that number jumps up to eight or nine units because we are watering our yards This is what your water meter looks like It measures how much water you use indoors and outdoors This is the

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/3faucet_new.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, Pipes
    hospitals and other consumers Our underground pipes range from about two inches in diameter to 72 inches in diameter a six foot person could just about walk inside that pipe without stooping It also takes 1 700 miles of sewer collector pipeline to take our wastewater to the Southside Wastewater Reclamation Plant where it is cleaned and the water is released into the river This is the San Juan Chama

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/4pipes.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, Pumps
    the Rio Grande The mixed waters are held in the reservoirs until you open a faucet or flush a toilet Then gravity moves the water down to your house no pumps are needed The Water Authority pumps water into the reservoirs at night while Albuquerque sleeps Electricity is cheaper for us then because there is not much need for electricity during the night This is the San Juan Chama Water

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/5pump.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, Treatment Plant
    clean surface water our new water source Aquifer water does not need to be cleaned much so we had to build this new plant to clean the river water The plant opened in December 2008 In 2009 the plant supplied about seven billion gallons of water about 21 of the water we used that year We want to use more and more surface water so that we can save our

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/6Plant.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, Surface Water Treatment Plant
    that if you use less water you are saving electricity The less water we have to clean the less electricity we use Next time you leave the water running while you brush your teeth remember that you are not just wasting water you are wasting electricity too This is the San Juan Chama Water That Jack Drank These are machines that cleaned the water that flowed through the Clean Drinking

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/7machines.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Elementary, Adjustable Height Dam
    river are able to travel up and down the river freely The Water Intake where river water is pumped to the Surface Water Treatment Plant has fish screens to ensure that fish are not accidentally sent to the Water Treatment Plant This is the San Juan Chama Water That Jack Drank This is the dam on the Rio Grande where machines cleaned the water that flowed through the Clean Drinking

    Original URL path: http://www.abcwua.org/education/8dam.html (2016-02-18)
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