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New Mexico
Environment Department
Drinking Water Bureau


Welcome to the Drinking Water Bureau of the New Mexico Environment Department

Our mission is to preserve, protect and improve New Mexico’s drinking water quality for present and future generations.

In support of this mission, Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) regulates water quality at public water systems in New Mexico.  A public water system is any water system that serves at least 15 service connections or 25 individuals at least 60 days out of the year.

DWB ensures public water systems provide drinking water that meets all regulations by:

  • Overseeing water system compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and New Mexico drinking water regulations
  • Providing technical, managerial and financial assistance to water systems


DWB Directory  Contact information for all Drinking Water Bureau staff statewide

Drinking Water Watch –  Information about any New Mexico public water system

Drinking Water Watch Tutorial Tutorial about using the Drinking Water Watch Website

Boil Water Advisories Information on Current and Previous Advisories 


Consumer Confidence Report Reminder

The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Rule requires all community water systems to prepare and distribute a brief annual water quality report summarizing information regarding source water, detected contaminants, compliance, and educational information.  For additional information regarding CCR submittals to NMED DWB follow this link.

Recent Boil Water Advisories

  • San Antonio (July 17, 2018) – The community of San Antonio is under a boil water advisory due to issues with sever flooding from a recent storm event.  The water system is notifying all customers to boil their drinking and cooking water until further notice.   NMED Press Release PDF
  • Bug Scuffle Sportsman’s Ranch – Boil water advisory was required to be issued by the water system on December 4, 2017 after the system failed to collect the required repeat samples within the required timeframes following an E. Coli-positive routine sample from the water system’s distribution system.

Animas Valley (AV) Water

DWB has created an AV Water Response page to inform customers and the public of the actions it is taking to ensure safe drinking water at AV Water’s Morningstar and Harvest Gold water systems.

Contract Operators/Samplers/RTCR Assessors

DWB is now providing lists of certified operators, samplers, and approved RTCR assessors available for contract. Follow this link for more information.



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Santa Fe, NM 87502

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