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New Mexico
Environment Department
Environmental Health Bureau

Environmental Health Bureau

William Chavez , Bureau Chief
121 Tijeras, NE, Ste. 1000
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 222-9516



The Environmental Health Bureau (EHB) consists of three core programs and conducts its work throughout District Field Offices in many cities and counties representing a geographical and demographic cross-section of the state.

For more information, visit each program’s separate web page:

Food Program

Program Manager, Johnathan Gerhardt- (505) 222-9515

This program exists to protect employees, consumers and the general public from adverse health and safety conditions in public food establishments and food processing establishments throughout New Mexico [ … visit Food Program]

Liquid Waste Program

Program Manager (Acting), William Chavez

– (575) 258-3272

This program protects public health, safety and water quality by ensuring that onsite disposal of household sewage is done safely and properly [ … visit Liquid Waste Program]

Swimming Pool Program

Program Manager, Eugene Knight – (505) 222-9516


This program ensures that the owners and operators of public swimming pools, spas, baths and other bathing attractions maintain them in a safe and health responsible manner [ … visit Swimming Pool Program]

Quick Contact:

Bill Chavez, Bureau Chief
121 Tijeras, NE, Ste. 1000
Albuquerque, NM 87201
(505) 222-9516

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