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Welcome to the Drinking Water Bureau Website


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

Lead and Copper Rule (LCR)

Regulatory information and compliance duties for public water systems are explained on the Lead and Copper page. Information for individuals is also available.

Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)

The new rule will be effective April 1, 2016.  Training and guidance documents are available on the new RTCR page.

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The mission of the Drinking Water Bureau is:

To preserve, protect, and improve New Mexico's drinking water quality for present and future generations.

Emphasis is placed on upholding state drinking water regulations and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act by providing water system oversight and technical assistance.

We are available to answer your questions.  For immediate assistance, call the Drinking Water Bureau during regular business hours (Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) toll-free at 877-654-8720. To our staff directory, go to the CONTACT US page. 

Go to the EMERGENCY page for Drinking Water Advisories, Boil Water Advisories and other information on emergency situations at public water systems.

To get information on any of New Mexico's public water systems, go to DRINKING WATER WATCH.



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