Say NO to NIAGARA! Los Lunas Council, Can You Hear Us NOW?

Say NO to NIAGARA! Los Lunas Council, Can You Hear Us NOW?

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Valencia Water Watchers started this petition

Last year, Niagara Bottling Company wanted to more than double their water consumption to a whopping 650 acre-feet per year. Valencia Water Watchers, county residents, and local farmers stood up to them and they backed down. But now they’re back and asking for an astounding 700-acre feet per year of OUR WATER! 

In the middle of an historic drought, in the middle of a desert, when our aquifer is shrinking, our water is needed for our people and farmers, not for Niagara’s profit.

Year after year, water-bottling corporations like Niagara take millions of gallons of water from local communities – water that the people in those communities need for their lives and livelihoods. Los Lunas cannot continue to cater to big water consumers like Niagara.

Tell Mayor Griego and the Village Council that their decisions are harming all the people of Valencia County and that we won’t stand for this increasing threat to our water.

Tell the Mayor and the Village Council that they need to say “NO to Niagara!”

We are not anti-industry or anti-economic-development – We are PRO-WATER, PRO-PEOPLE, and PRO-FARMER.

  • It is not reasonable to ask farmers not to farm while Niagara sucks up millions of gallons of our water from our aquifer, to bottle and sell for their own profit.
  • It is not reasonable to continue sucking millions of gallons of our water from our aquifer when more and more county residents are faced with having to drill new and deeper domestic wells as the water table continues to drop.
  • It is not reasonable for five elected officials to hand off millions of gallons of our water from our aquifer for the financial benefit of the Village when there is not enough water for the people of the entire county to thrive.  

Here are 4 actions you can take:

1. SIGN THIS PETITION!

2. Send emails to the Village of Los Lunas Commissioners and the mayor! Let them know to please vote no for Niagara’s request for more water from our aquifer. Here are their emails:

  • Councilor Christopher Ortiz (District 1) -- OrtizC@loslunasnm.gov
  • Councilor Gino Romero (District 2) -- RomeroG@loslunasnm.gov
  • Councilor Cruz Munoz (District 3) -- MunozCr@loslunasnm.gov
  • Councilor James Runyon (District 4) -- RunyonJ@loslunasnm.gov
  • Mayor Charles Griego -- GriegoC@loslunasnm.gov

3. Please show up on Thursday, July 28th (NEW DATE) to the Los Lunas Council meeting (660 Main Street, Los Lunas) -- to either sign up to give public comment OR be part of filling the council chambers with concerned community members.

  • The meeting begins at 6pm but if you want to give public comment, please arrive at 5:30 to sign your name on the list.

4. If you can't show up in person, you can still view the Village Council meeting online. Meetings are broadcast via WebEx.

  • JOIN the video meeting CLICK HERE  
  • OR DIAL IN for Audio Only: 1-415-655-0001
  • For VIDEO or DIAL IN meeting:
    Access code: 25562618410 
    Password: XbPENqaS247

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Please go to our Valencia Water Watchers Facebook page for the latest updates on this topic and information about how to get involved – or email  us at valencia.water.watchers@gmail.com. 

Thank you for your support!

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