Utilities

utilities

  • Electricity: PNM operates a 10MW Solar Farm within Rio Communities city limits. The city is one of 3 cities in New Mexico that produce more electricity than it consumes. They also operate a gas fired electrical sub-station just outside the city limits. They also purchase electric power from a large gas fired private company at a facility just outside the city limits. These power sources gives this area a significant reservoir for future commercial developments in the area.

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  • Water: Provided locally by private company in city of Rio Communities
  • Wastewater Treatment: Provided locally by private company in city of Rio Communities
  • Solid Waste Disposal: Provided locally by 4 private companies.
  • Natural Gas: Provided by Gas Co of New Mexico in Rio Communities.
  • Telecommunications: See Utility grid above.

Rio Communities is working on a LEDA Ordinance. No IRB’s are in use within the city limits of Rio Communities. Rio Communities has an Economic Development Commission (Ordinance # 2015-35), Planning and Zoning Commission (Ordinance #2017-57) and a Comprehensive Plan (Ordinance #2017-58).