New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Drinking Water Bureau

NM Drinking Water Highlights

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.

Lead & Copper Rule

The Lead and Copper Rule requires that public water systems monitor the levels of lead and copper in their customers’ drinking water and take action if levels exceed the EPA established “action levels.”  For information about the rule, as well as information for how individuals can protect themselves from lead and copper, see the Bureau’s Lead and Copper page.

Gold King Mine Spill

Gold King Mine Spill: The New Mexico Environment Department has created the web page www.NMEDRiverWaterSafety.org to keep all stakeholders in the affected San Juan County region informed about important information related to the Gold King Mine spill.

Source Water Protection Atlas

Source Water Protection Atlas: The New Mexico Environment Department, in partnership with the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and New Mexico Department of Health, has created a SOURCE WATER PROTECTION ATLAS, which brings together hydrogeologic information that Public Water Systems can use to assess and protect their water supply sources. For instructions on using the Altlas, see the SOURCE WATER PROTECTION ATLAS USER MANUAL.