Reclaimed Wastewater Resource Plan (aka TEMP2)
Like all the water resources in the Santa Fe area, Santa Fe’s reclaimed wastewater (treated effluent produced by the City’s wastewater treatment plant) is in high demand. During the summer less reclaimed wastewater is available than needed to meet all potential uses. The City of Santa Fe is currently updating the 1998 Treated Effluent Management Plan (TEMP), which identified priorities on treated effluent use. The new plan, the Reclaimed Wastewater Resource Plan (RWRP) addresses the changing conditions, especially the reduction of available treated effluent, and reflects the values of the current governing body. This webpage will be updated throughout the TEMP2 process with information and feedback opportunities.
Draft Reclaimed Wastewater Resource Plan (RWRP)
A final draft RWR Plan is currently being considered by City committees and is on the May 29th City Council agenda.
Second Public Meeting
On January 24th, 2013, the City held a second public meeting in order to present the draft results from the Reclaimed Wastewater Resource Plan. The material presented at the meeting is available below:
First Public Meeting
On December 1, 2011, the City held a public meeting in order to present the treated effluent use options for public review, poll the public on their values, and gather feedback on the RWRP process. The material presented at the public meeting is available here:
We appreciate those 76 of you who completed the exercises! The results are included in the draft RWRP in Section 6.
Process for developing RWRP
The City plans to develop the RWRP through the following process:
Further questions or comments on the project can be directed to Claudia Borchert (505-955-4203 or ).
- Development and approval of RWRP process (Staff memo to City Public Utilities Committee, May 5, 2011)
- Development and approval of evaluation objectives and performance measures (Staff memo to Public Utilities Committee, November 14, 2011)
- Establishment of working group made up of the public and city staff
- Development of reclaimed wastewater use options
- Public meeting #1 to poll public’s values associated with reclaimed wastewater use
- Ranking of alternatives based on evaluation criteria
- Development of RWRP including treated effluent management use strategies
- Review of draft RWR Plan and associated strategies, including use priorities (December, 2012)
- Public meeting #2 to share the draft RWRP and gather feedback
- Review and approval of draft final RWRP
- Implementation of RWRP Recommendations and Actions