Albuquerque Journal: Taxpayers May Foot $8M Bill For Waterline


The Bernalillo County Commission's approval of bonds to pay for a new waterline would put taxpayers on the hook for an $8 million project for which West Side developer SunCal Cos. had already agreed to pay. Commissioners gave preliminary approval to the bonds Monday. County officials said the move is necessary because SunCal could not complete the line quickly enough to serve a planned solar panel manufacturing plant by start-up company Solar Array Ventures Inc. SunCal was responsible for the waterline under a development agreement with the city-county Water Utility Authority in order to get service to its property.