Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)
New Mexico
Environment Department
Environmental Health Bureau

Environmental Health Bureau

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 – (505) 222-9516


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 (Acting), William Chavez (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
Email Bill.Chavez@state.nm.us


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