Free water well in the backcountry behind Cabezon peak.

It's not Albuquerque, but it's within a day's drive.. Maybe somebody here can help me search for information for my query.  We were out visiting a Chaco-era ruin just past the ghost town of Guadalupe, behind Cabezon peak.  The nearest town of any habitation (about 59 people, according to the census) is the town of San Luis.  A mile or so north of the Guadalupe ghost town, there is a well; a big pipe standing up next to the road in the middle of (almost) nowhere.  As we passed, there were two trucks in line for water; we stopped to ask them directions.  One was a couple from Cuba area and the other was a guy from Algodones.  The Cuba people had two enormous tanks (estimated about 1000 gallons) that they filled from this well.  They have tap water in Cuba, but they don't like the taste, so they get the water here. .. it's beautiful, clean water.  There isn't a good seal on the pipe, so a lot of water is wasted as it pours into the tanks.  All you have to do to get the water is turn a lever.

I don't get this.  Anyone who wants to can take this water?  There are no controls or regulations, apparently.  It just didn't seem right to me.

Views: 188

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Coordinates are 35.563512,-107.191544

Im sorry are you upset because its free or WTF ?

I am not upset, just trying to figure out how this works.  We are in a dry state and this is a *very* dry area.  The people I saw getting water there were from areas where they have municipal water already. A lot of the water is being wasted because of the bad seal on the outpipe.  Is this well for people who have cattle there, who live around there, or what?  Water is a precious thing.

RSS

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

Looking for place in ABQ metro to run (Ideally would be to run steps-stairs) 5 Replies

Started by John Lyman in New to Albuquerque. Last reply by russell bell on Saturday.

Favorite Thrift Stores 27 Replies

Started by mombat in General Discussion. Last reply by russell bell on Saturday.

Affordable Wedding Ideas! 6 Replies

Started by Monica in General Discussion. Last reply by russell bell on Saturday.

Need a good HVAC contractor 4 Replies

Started by Richard Malcolm in General Discussion. Last reply by russell bell on Saturday.

In Albuquerque, we play beer pong for keeps

Started by russell bell in General Discussion on Saturday.

Latest Activity

S Drury posted events
42 minutes ago
once banned twice shy commented on Scot Key's blog post Putting the Bus Back into Albuquerque Rapid Transit: Q&A With ABQ Ride
1 hour ago
Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook
Thumbnail

#ABQ Daily Pics by Dee Cohen

ABQ Pics: I Heart Trees

dukecityfix.com

Duke City Fix is a social network

Facebook4 hours ago · Reply
Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook
Thumbnail

Scot talks to Bruce Rizzieri, City of Albuquerque Transit Director, and ABQ Ride's Principal Planner, Andrew de Garmo.

Putting the Bus Back into Albuquerque Rapid…

See More
Facebook4 hours ago · Reply

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2016   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service