New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Liquid Waste Program

Our Mission

To protect the health and welfare of present and future citizens of New Mexico by providing for the prevention and abatement of public health hazards and surface and ground water contamination from on-site liquid waste disposal practices.

Liquid Waste Program (Septic Systems)

Taking Care of Your Septic System


  • Next WTAC Meeting is scheduled for Friday February 7, 2020 from 9:30 to 12:00pm at the NMED District 1 Office located at 121 Tijeras Ave. NE, Ste. 1000 Albuquerque, NM 87102. See WTAC Page
  • New Resource for determining Depth to Water. The Office of the State Engineer has provide an online map of the wells that they have information on.  There could be other well in the area. After clicking on a well, the Depth to Water value is near the end of the list (scroll down).
  • Click this link for Proposed Liquid Waste Fees 20.7.11 NMAC Redline Rules 191010:The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), Environmental Health Bureau (Bureau or EHB) is proposing to change the fee schedule. The Bureau is seeking to increase and implement new Liquid Waste fees to help improve permitting and inspection services for the public and to ensure protection of groundwater and surface waters throughout the State of New Mexico.
  • Public hearing scheduled February 28, 2020 for proposed fees 20.7.11 NMAC changes:
  • The department thanks all those members of the community that participated in the previous public meetings that were held on below listed dates.
Monday, October 28,2019 Las Cruces Notice 191028 Completed
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Ruidoso Notice 191029 Completed
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Completed
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Completed
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Completed
Friday, November 15, 2019 Completed
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Completed
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Completed