Bulk Fill Station
Beginning Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, individuals will be able to set up accounts and access water from the city’s new bulk fill station located at the corner of 21st Street NW and Northern Boulevard. The cost per 1,000 gallons is $10.
To use the station an individual must establish an account and prepay for water at the city’s Utility Services Division offices located on the second floor of Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payment methods accepted include cash, check, and credit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover, or American Express). There are no residency restrictions to use the station.
Once an individual has established a prepaid account, they will be able to go to the station and use their unique account/pin number to fill their water containers. Users will be able to access water at the station 24 hours a day. Once a user has accessed all the water they have paid for in advance, additional water and access to the station can be prepaid for at City Hall.
The station, which makes water available for potable domestic use and construction purposes, was constructed to help address issues of:
• Water theft from hydrants
• Those unlawfully selling water at inflated prices to consumers
• Make access to water more convenient for those lacking waterlines for regular city water service
The cost to build the station was approximately $192,000, and was funded from the city’s utilities operations fund, environmental gross receipts tax, water impact fees, and utility bond proceeds.
For more information, please call the Utility Services Division at (505) 891-5020.