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Water Conservation Fee

The Water Conservation Fund was created under the Environmental Improvement Act (74-1-13 NMSA) to provide for the cost of collecting and analyzing required water samples, training for public water system operators and for vulnerability assessments of water sources.

The Water Conservation Fund is funded through a water conservation fee of three cents ($.03) per 1,000 gallons of water produced by every public water system. The fee is paid to the Taxation and Revenue Department. For assistance, call the Taxation and Revenue Department at (505) 827-0763.

The water conservation fee is very important to the health and safety of all those who drink water from a public water system in New Mexico.  This fee is what enables the proper testing of all public water systems to ensure they meet the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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