A Tiny Tribe Wins Big on Clean Water
Author
Lenderman, Jason
Publisher
High Country News
Publication Year
1998
Body

ISLETA, N.M. - A recent Supreme Court decision reaffirms a 2,500-member tribe's right to tell the city of Albuquerque what it can and cannot dump into the Rio Grande River.

The Isleta Pueblo sits six miles downstream from where Albuquerque dumps 55 million gallons of wastewater each day. Sewage from the city's 450,000 residents makes the river water unhealthy for farming and religious ceremonies, Isleta residents say.

Language
English
Resource Type
Text
Document Type
Other
Additional Information
Jason Lenderman, High Country News, February 2, 1998.
Collection
Keywords
water use efficiency
water resources
water quality
water pollution
water management
water conservation
pollution control
Drainage water
New Mexico
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