AUGUSTIN PLAINS WATER MEETING, MAY 17 6PM AT THE DATIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
Meet with Bruce Frederick, attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, to discuss the Augustin Plains Ranch proposal to pump 54,000 acre feet of water each year and pipe it to the Rio Grande. The purpose of the meeting is to explain New Mexico's complex water laws and to present options for residents of the area.
The water permit process is a legal process. It is not a political process. Anyone with a water right is invited to attend. If your protest letter was accepted by the NM Office of State Engineer, you can decide if you want this law firm to represent you. NMELC will not charge those it represents any attorney fees although they will ask for reimbursement for direct expenses. The possible extent of those expenses will be explained at the meeting.
Contact persons: Carol and Ray Pittman- firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info on this crucial local community issue, an issue that first went out to the Community List in December of last year, go to http://www.catroncounty.net/water/