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Deep Well Protest Group
PO Box 311
Sandia Park, NM 87047 


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In-Depth Explanation (2011, pdf)

Deep Well Protest is an all-volunteer grassroots group from the East Mountains that believes community access to clean water should not be bought or sold by a partnership of developers and water speculators, who want to endanger our water to promote large-scale housing, commercial, and recreational developments.

We formed in 2010 for the express purpose of challenging the Campbell Ranch/Aquifer Science/Vidler Water Company application to drill deep wells in the Sandia Basin and draw large amounts of water for a “resort lifestyle community” including resorts, retail space, two golf courses, and more than 4,000 homes, creating a development larger than the cities of Socorro or Raton.

The application is for 350 acre-feet per year, roughly 114,000,000 gallons.

Vidler Water Company of Carson City, Nevada, owns 95% of the parnership seeking the water, while Campbell Ranch (the 'developer') owns 5%.

The wells would be on Campbell Farming Corporation land along the east side of N14 roughly opposite Paa-Ko.

The Deep Well Protest Group appreciates the back-office help of The North 14 Forum, a community non-profit 501(c)(3).