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Conservation, Recycling and Rebates
Our utilities organization is committed to conserving our limited energy and water resources. Learn more about our rebate programs and resources available to you.

Water & Energy Conservation Program 

Visit our Rebates page for utility bill money savings on water and energy conservation projects in your home!

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Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy

With nearly 280 sunny days on average each year, Gallup has an abundance of renewable solar energy resources. Customers interested in utilizing solar energy can take advantage of our net metering program. Net Metering measures the difference between the electricity you buy from the utility and the electricity you generate using your renewable generating equipment.  Want to see more information, click on these documents:  Commercial Net Metering Renewable Resource Generating System.pdf or Residential Net Metering Renewable Resource Generating System.pdf.

Customer who wish to “grid-tie” their Renewable Resource Generating System (RRGS) should visit or call Eric Winkler at (505) 863-1375, or email us for more information. Gallup Solar is another great local resource for solar energy information.

Take a look at our New REFRIGERATOR Rebate Application and program.  ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators use less energy and help us reduce our impact on the environment. By properly recycling your old refrigerator and replacing it with a new Energy Star certified refrigerator, you can save between $35 - $300 on energy costs over its lifetime. Use the ENERGY STAR Savings Calculator to find out exactly how much money you'll save by replacing your existing refrigerator. This rebate will be in effect until December 31, 2015.

Persons with an interest in sustainable energy may wish to get involved with the Sustainable Gallup Board (SGB).  Meetings normally are scheduled for the 1st Monday of each month from 3:00 – 5:00pm in the City  Manager's Conference Room at City Hall Street - 110 W. Aztec Ave.  The Board's advisory role consists of studying, developing and recommending sustainable energy policies, plans and programs.  For information and agendas, please email the Sustainable Gallup Board

Water Conservation
Gallup's high desert location means that water is a very precious resource. Presently, we are dependent solely upon groundwater for our supply and it is a finite resource that is dwindling. The aquifers that serve the Gallup area have seen a two-hundred foot drop in the last 10 years. The Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project will offer us a reliable source of water once it arrives around 2026, but water conservation will always be important for our community.

If you have any water conservation questions please call the city's Water Conservation Coordinator, Elizabeth Barriga at (505) 863-1393 or send an email.

Here are some ideas on how you can help conserve water and obtain educational information:

  • Visit our Rebates page for additional water conservation projects in your home!
  • Schedule a FREE Commercial Water Audit report tailored to your business by calling us at (505) 863-1393. If you are an entrepreneur owner or manager of an older hotel, motel, apartment complex, or restaurant, this report will help you compare Cost-Benefit Analysis pay-and back periods savings through installation of water saving fixtures.
  • Report Water Waste. If you observe potable water running down city streets and/or gutters, please call (505) 863-1393.
  • Visit EPA WaterSense to use their Water Saving Calculator and also visit fun, interactive water saving activity links such as "Test your WaterSense" an interactive quiz on water. Help "Hydro" through a maze of educational questions while learning about water efficiency indoors. 
  • The Alliance for Water Efficiency is a stakeholder-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water.  Want to know how much water do you use?  Visit AWE Water Calculator now available at Home Water Works.   
  • Visit the New Mexico State Engineer's Water Conservation website
  • See the New Mexico Water Conservation Alliance (NMWCA) website.  A non-profit organization of people dedicated to water conservation issues.  Individuals from municipal, industrial, institutional and commercial sections have joined together in an effort to exchange information, education, and work collaboratively to help ensure a positive water future for our state.
  • New Mexico Gas Co. has even more rebate opportunities such as Energy Star Space Heating and Water Heater Programs, Residential Insulation and Low Flow Showerhead package.

The public is invited to attend combined City of Gallup Sustainable Gallup Board (SGB) meetings normally scheduled on the first Monday of every month from 3:00 – 5:00pm in the Octavia Fellin Library back conference room located at - 115 W. Hill Ave.  The Board’s advisory roles consists of studying, developing and recommending sustainable water, energy, and recycling policies, plans and programs. For information and agendas call 863-1393.

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