February 3, 2023
by Pat Davis, The Paper.
Status of 4,000 home Campbell Ranch development now unknown
East Mountain residents won a 14-year fight to protect their domestic water wells this week when New Mexico Court of Appeals Court affirmed a District Court decision denying an application for a new groundwater appropriation by a company that sells water to commercial developers. East Mountain homeowners banded together to hire lawyers and expert witnesses to defeat an application for a new groundwater appropriation to supply the massive proposed Campbell Ranch 4000 home and golf course development in the Edgewood and Sandia Park area.
The water conflict began in 2009, when Aquifer Science, a Nevada-based water company formed to obtain water for the Campbell Ranch development, a master planned community spread among Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Santa Fe Counties, north of the Town of Edgewood. …