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A Boil Water Advisory is a public statement issued by a Public Water System advising consumers to boil tap water before consuming it.

Customers should assume the water is unsafe to drink and take the appropriate precautions.

What To Do When a Boil Water Advisory is Issued for Your Area:

Boil Water Advisories are issued when:

  • An event has occurred allowing the possibility for the water distribution system to become contaminated.
  • A public water system’s water quality sample results indicate exceedance of bacteria or turbidity standard.
  • Evidence of a disease outbreak is reported to the NMED Drinking Water Bureau.

Boil Water Advisories are lifted when:

  • The Public Water System’s sampling results once again meet the water quality standard.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisories recommended to a Public Water System when:

  • A presumption can be made that drinking water may be contaminated by waterborne pathogens, such as from treatment failure or loss of distribution pressure.

Active Boil Water Advisories List

(see NMED Press Releases for full announcements)

Water SystemCountyAdvisory Issue DateStatus
Monterey Water CompanyValencia10/03/2021E.coli detection; system is addressing issue; DWB providing assistance
Lovington Municipal Water Supply (NM3521813)Lea01/24/2021Lifted on 01/27/2021
Village of Cimarron Water System (NM3526204)Colfax9/21/2020Lifted on 2/12/2021
Mayhill Water Supply Company (NM3513819)Otero07/19/2020Lifted on 07/31/2020
Benedictine Monastery Water System (NM3560125)San Miguel07/10/2020Lifted on 07/16/2020
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System (NM3500324)San Juan06/12/2020Lifted on 07/11/2020
Chama Water System (NM3501021)Rio Arriba04/22/2020Lifted on 06/20/2020
Chapelle MDWCA (NM3501825)San Miguel06/28/2019System is addressing issue; DWB is providing technical assistance
Rutheron Mutual Water Association (NM3502221)Rio Arriba05/01/2019Lifted on 07/31/2020
Aspendale Camp (NM3591819)Otero09/28/2018Lifted on 10/18/2018
El Vadito de los Cerrillos (NM3504126)Santa Fe09/01/2018Lifted on 05/28/2021
Hummingbird Music Camp (NM3591023)Sandoval08/17/2018Lifted on 10/05/2020
Grenville Water System (NM3527231)Union07/21/2018Lifted on 07/25/2018
San Antonio MDWCA (NM3573928)Socorro7/17/18Lifted on 07/21/2018
Cochiti Elementary SchoolSandoval01/12/2018Lifted on 1/24/2018
Cañada de Los Alamos MDWCA (NM3504026)Santa Fe10/17/17Lifted on 10/20/2017
Mora Inn & RV Park (NM3590318)Mora10/10/17Lifted on 10/17/2017
Artesia (NM3520308) and Morningside (NM3520408)Eddy9/16/17Lifted on 9/23/2017
Chaco Culture National Historic Parks (NM3590324)San Juan9/14/17Lifted on 10/03/2017
Vallecitos MDWCA (NM3503521)Rio Arriba8/12/17Lifted on 11/20/2018
Harvest Gold Subdivision (NM3511524) – now under ownership of Apple Orchard MDWCASan Juan06/03/16Lifted on 11/21/2017
Sugarite Canyon State Park Lake Alice Campground (NM3595104)Colfax06/27/15Lifted on 05/14/2021
Pinon Hills RV Park (NM3502514)Lincoln03/24/11Under enforcement by US EPA

Contact Us

Drinking Water Bureau

Ph: 505-476-8620
877-654-8720
E: drinking.water@state.nm.us

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