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Water Fairs



  • Estancia ~ August 13, 2015 ~ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Lordsburg ~ August 20, 2015 ~ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    and August 21, 2015 ~ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Farmington ~ August 24, 2015 ~ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    and August 25, 2015 ~ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Additional Water Fairs are being scheduled for

Summer and Fall 2015.

Check here for updates.


  • Portales

    April 10, 2015: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    April 11, 2015: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Clayton

    April 22, 2015: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Veguita

    May 2, 2015: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Clovis

    July 24, 2015: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    July 25, 2015: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), Ground Water Quality Bureau (GWQB) conducts free testing of domestic wells (“water fairs”) throughout the state. Domestic well owners are educated about water quality issues and how they can help preserve or improve water quality in their communities. This program has proven to be very popular with the general public and continues to provide NMED with valuable information on ground water quality in rural communities. The NMED continues to receive numerous requests for water fairs from community organizations, NMED Field Offices, other State, County and City agencies, and private citizens. The Water Fair and Water-Quality Outreach Program is an important tool for identifying possible non-point source water quality problems. The program is also a great outreach tool, providing a visible and much appreciated service to the community.

The water fair and water-quality outreach program will consist of approximately 10 water fair events per State Fiscal Year (July 1 to June 30), conducted in rural communities throughout New Mexico. To the extent possible, the events will be evenly distributed among five NMED Districts. Each water fair event will include the following:
Free testing of water samples from private domestic wells for electrical conductivity, fluoride, iron, nitrate, pH and sulfate using portable analytical equipment, and
Educational outreach activities on water quality issues that will be carried out through informative brochures, displays and individual contact with NMED staff.

For additional information and health-related concerns or questions about your well, please visit

If you would like to request a water fair in your community please contact Kathryn Hayden at (505) 827-1046.

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