- Community Development
2010 to 2013 DOE Energy Efficiency Programs
Check out Silver City's Department of Energy completed grants and program accomplishments.
Check Out a Kill-A-Watt Meter at Public Library
The Kill A Watt will let you know how much electricity each of your appliances and electronic devices uses to help you make energy wise decisions when trying to reduce your monthly electric bill.
Improved Energy Efficiency for Town Facilities
In December of 2011, the Office of Sustainability finished lighting upgrades for four Town buildings which had the highest lighting loads. Utilizing rebates from PNM’s “Quicksaver Program” the project will pay for itself in two and a half years. The Town is now saving an estimated $9,766 a year in electrical costs.
Plastic Bag Ordinance
Town of Silver City Ordinance Number 1231 prohibits single-use plastic grocery bags for carry-out at retail establishments.
Solar Powers Wastewater Plant
Wastewater plants and drinking water systems can account for up to one-third of a municipality’s total energy bill and these costs are invariably passed on to the consumer. Learn more about how solar electricity powers Silver City's wastewater treatment plant!
Town of Silver City Sustainability Plan 2030
The Town of Silver City Sustainability Plan 2030, the result of a 7-month effort by a Task Force organized by the Office of Sustainability (OS), sets forth recommendations for policy and priority actions to reduce the Town’s vulnerability to impacts from increasing heat, drought, and other climate variability, such as larger and more intense wildfires and increased stress on Emergency Services personnel and equipment.