Santa Fe officials are hoping to get up to $1.5 million from the short 30-day session of the New Mexico State Legislature to pay for the construction of an upgraded irrigation system.
That system will be built at the city’s Municipal Recreation Sports Complex and will be designed to increase both water conservation and reliability.
The $1.5 million request is part of a larger more than $23 million in capital outlay funding for a variety of infrastructure projects that the city is hoping will be approved by lawmakers.
The 1,200-acre complex is located at 205 Caja Del Rio Road and is made up of two integrated recreational facilities: the complex’s multi-purpose sports fields and the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.
Last summer members of the Santa Fe City Council approved a plan to irrigate the complex’s fields and golf course after it was learned that the wastewater used there was deemed unusable.
According to reports, phosphorus levels, including E.coli, exceeded state of New Mexico limits during a three-day period in June.
By Garry Boulard