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Utilities Department Legal & Public Notices
This section provides an archive and record of recent and past Legal Notices for the Utilities Department, including notices for meetings and events that have already taken place:

Open Meetings Act Compliance
Public access to the proceedings and decision-making processes of governmental boards, agencies and commissions is an essential element of a properly functioning democracy. We believe strongly in open government. Meetings held by public officials to discuss public business, particularly when conducted with the public taxpayers’ money, are the taxpayers’ business. The Open Meetings Act is one of New Mexico’s 'good government' laws, and it deserves the full support of all New Mexicans.

Learn more about the Open Meetings Act!

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Opt in to the County's Reverse Emergency Notification System!
An anonymous donor has funded the purchase of a Reverse Emergency Notification System for Grant County. Register your phones, cell phones and email addresses to receive alerts of evacuations, emergency events, road closures and other significant events. The link below will take you to Grant County's Reverse Emergency Notification System for the County. Learn more!

Silver City has updated its annual Parks and Activity Directory, a booklet with information for all ages about all kinds of activity opportunities available in Silver City. Learn more!

Learn more about wildfire dangers and how to create defensible spaces around your home, business and property. Learn more!

Sanitation Schedule
Schedules for the Town of Silver City recycling and refuse pick-up vary on some national holidays. See if your pick-up is effected!

Other useful sites:
Check out these sites for information on living, working and doing business in Silver City, Grant County, and New Mexico.

Town of Silver City
Box 1188
Silver City, NM 88062

Town Forty-Year Water Plan

The Town of Silver City (Town) provides water to approximately 20,000 residents in the Town and to the local water associations of Pinos Altos, Tyrone, Rosedale and the Arenas Valley. Water for use by the Town of Silver City (Town) is supplied by Frank’s wellfield (three wells in production), the Woodward wellfield (five wells in production) and the Gabby Hayes replacement well. The groundwater resource that supplies the Town wells is the Gila Group aquifer. The Town is interested in the reliability of source water for future use and wellfield service life. An evaluation of wellfield service life based on the widely applied MODFLOW program is used to estimate future wellfield conditions. In the course of water planning, the Town developed a hydrologic model to assist with understanding changes to the hydrologic system associated with groundwater development (hereafter “the Planning Model”). 

The Planning Model accounts for other water uses besides that of the Town, including the Village of Santa Clara, the City of Bayard, and mining uses at Chino Mines Company (Apache, Stark and Whitewater wells), Cron Ranch and Tyrone Mine. Domestic and stock wells are also included in the model.

Based on an evaluation with the Planning Model, we analyze the capacity of the Town of Silver City wellfield to meet the high annual rate (1.6 percent) of growth in water demand. The analysis indicates that as presently configured, the Town of Silver City wells can supply the growth in demand.

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