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From the Albuquerque Journal
December 3, 1999

(from their web site)


"Officials with the Public Service Company of New Mexico have said they expect a "high probability" that local electrical service will be cut off for a few hours on New Year's Day because of Y2K problems. They have not ruled out the chance of longer outages."

With the new year less than a month away the city had the scramble to get a $900,000. diesel generator installed to keep its sewer system from shutting down in the event of a power outage. A city council member said, "we had no choice whether or not to do it."

-- rb (, December 03, 1999


Okay.............honesty in the government.....a new and novel idea!

-- Linda (, December 03, 1999.

I wish to apologize for this thread. I just returned from a week in Okieland for a family memorial service...I lost a close cousin. I got into the forum and went looking for a mention of Santa Fe....after 30 threads or so I decided to put the info on....tonite I went down farther and found two. I've posted (and read) for almost two years and the pace was slow and easy compared to the present. I will go back to slow and easy and just read.

-- rb (, December 03, 1999.

I'd sure like to see what a $900,000 generator looks like! But then it is a government purchase, so that means the actual value is probably somewhere around $90,000.

-- Hawk (flyin@high.again), December 04, 1999.

Have you seen the size of pump required to pump huge amounts of water and sludge. Horsepower that size is probably 3 phase also, which means even a larger 120 volt standard office power supply gen set would probably power the control power and that's it.

-- squid (, December 04, 1999.

Any other Santa Fesinos out there?

This was written up in both the Journal North and the SF New Mexican, yet no one around here seems to be talking about it. Odd, I'd say.

I thought the admission from PNM that we can expect _at best_ "voltage fluctuations" was rather interesting. Add to that the city council's relatively quick purchase and pending deployment of a generator for the water plant... What do they know that they aren't telling us?

Santa Fe might get real interesting real fast if the power goes down and stays down.

-- another lurker (lurk@santa.fe), December 05, 1999.

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