Using our heads instead of our water.
Among large-scale developments, Mesa del Sol is one of the most water-wise in the country and has one of the most conservative water-use plans of any area of Albuquerque.
Parks and other public landscaped areas have been meticulously designed using native, drought-resistant plants and a reclaimed water system. And the homes include rainwater harvesting and other water-saving features. In fact, Mesa del Sol may be the first project of this scale to employ systemic storm water harvesting and wastewater use in a high desert landscaping design.
Albuquerque may not have a lot of water. But we make up for it with an abundance of good ideas.