Metro New Mexico offers some of the lowest utility rates in the country, providing a low cost of living and a low cost of doing business.
New Mexico offers urban and rural businesses and residents the high-quality telecommunications services and amenities that are expected in this day and age including high-speed internet, lightning-fast cable, high-quality phone, and reliable satellite services. The primary providers in Albuquerque include:
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New Mexico's arid climate poses quite·a challenge when it comes to water resource preservation, but numerous organizations are·showing·that through education, new technology and incentives such as generous rebates and water audits (for residences and businesses), precious water resources can be preserved over the long term. Albuquerque is also home to the Southside Water Reclamation Plant, New Mexico's largest waste-water treatment facility, which·uses state of the art technology for nitrate and ammonia mitigation, as well as methane gas recycling to produce about half of the energy needs for the facility. These·agencies and facilities·aimed at reducing water consumption, increasing waste-water re-use, and improving waste-water treatment, serve not only the individuals and businesses who make this region their home, but also serve the ecology and adjacent regions that share these valuable resources.
The Metro New Mexico region is primarily high desert, with an average rainfall of 9-14 inches/year. Our communities are learning to manage their water resources to ensure a supply for future generations while meeting water compact obligations. These goals will be achieved through a combination of active conservation efforts, a search for new sources, technological progress in water reclamation and re-use, and an active market in unused water rights. While water-intensive industries never make sense in a desert, almost all industries will find a more than adequate supply of water to meet their needs.
The metro New mexico region is outfitted with a number of agencies that service the waste disposal needs of hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. A primary goal for all of these agencies is to improve their recycling capacity long term and to keep out cities and environment clean.
Torrance County was recently awarded a $309k grant from the New Mexico Recycling Coalition to build a new recycling center, bringing them up to par with many of the other regional facilities.