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

NOTICE
COVID-19 Information
All Environmental Health Bureau (EHB) field offices are closed to minimize the spread of the Corona Virus.  EHB Liquid Waste Program is encouraging all members of the public to use e-mail whenever possible to interact with staff and field offices.  Please see attached for detailed information on continued operations during this public health emergency.Implementing the Septage Pumping Truck Annual RegistrationThe annual registration process will become effective July 1, 2021.
The Liquid Waste Program has scheduled a series of public meetings to discuss the proposed requirements that will become effective 7/1/21.
These meetings are an opportunity for industry and public to provide input on how the process will be implemented.
The meetings are scheduled for the week of April 19th through the 24th 2021 ; for details click the title above.

Implementing the Alternative System Annual Operating Permit Renewal Process
The annual operating permit renewal process will begin effective 7/1/21.
The Liquid Waste Program will schedule a series of public meetings to discuss the proposed requirements .
These meetings are an opportunity for industry and public to provide input on how the process will be implemented.
The meetings will be schedule in May, 2021.  Please check here frequently for more details.

 

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


Announcements

Free Online Private Well Assessments for Private Well Owners
To be announced
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Evaluación gratis de pozos de agua potable
(in the Española area within 60 miles)
(Dentro de 60 millas de Española)

See attached flyer in English and Spanish

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), a non-profit organization is offering private well owners free well assessments and water quality screening for nitrate.

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC, por sus siglas en ingles), una organización sin fines de lucro, está ofreciendo evaluaciones y pruebas de calidad del agua para nitratos gratis de pozos a los dueños de pozos privados.

Includes:

  • On-site inspection of your well system to identify potential well vulnerabilities.
  • Identify potential well contamination sources near the well site.
  • Well construction inspection relative to state standards to note any potential concerns.
  • Water quality screening for nitrate, commonly associated with wastewater contamination.
  • Completed well assessment report with recommendations of possible needed repairs and water treatment options.

Esta evaluación de pozos incluye:

  • Inspección de su sistema de pozo para identificar posibles vulnerabilidades que pueda tener el pozo.
  • Identificar posibles fuentes de contaminación alrededor de su pozo que pueden dañar a su pozo.
  • Inspección de la construcción del pozo para evaluar si cumple con los estándares de construcción del estado y para notar si existe algún riesgo a su sistema.
  • Pruebas de la calidad del agua para nitratos. Los nitratos son comúnmente asociados con la contaminación de aguas residuales.
  • Un reporte completo sobre su pozo con recomendaciones de posibles reparaciones necesarias y opciones de tratamiento de agua.

To register for the well assessment, you can either:

  • Register online at http://www.rcac.org
  • Contact David Wallis at dwallis@rcac.org  • (559) 337-0360, or Joseph Valdez at (505) 290-1721 • jvaldez@rcac.org
  • Fill out the form below and mail it to the following address:3120 Freeboard Drive, Suite 201, West Sacramento, CA, 95691

Para registrarse para una evaluación de pozos cualquiera:

  • Puede registrarse por internet en http://www.rcac.org/environmental/individual-well-program/
  • Comuniquese con Joseph Valdez (505) 290-1721 • jvaldez@rcac.org
  • Rellene el formulario adjunto y envíelo por correo a la siguiente dirección:3120 Freeboard Drive, Suite 201, West Sacramento, CA, 95691
The fee regulations  became effective July 1, 2020 and has been published on our Laws and Regulations Page.
NOTICE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT BOARD’S DECISION TO REPEAL AND REPLACE RULE RELATED TO LIQUID WASTE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL FEES (20.7.11 NMAC)
AVISO DE LA DECISIÓN DE DEROGAR Y REEMPLAZAR LA NORMA RELATIVA A LAS TARIFAS DE TRATAMIENTO Y ELIMINACIÓN DE RESIDUOS LÍQUIDOS (20.7.11 NMAC) DE LA JUNTA DE MEJORAMIENTO AMBIENTAL

Next WTAC Meeting May 14, 2021 at 9:30am to 12:00pm.

WTAC Meetings:  due to the current Public Health Emergency (“Emergency”) under the Governor’s Executive Order No. 2020-004, and in accordance with the Attorney General’s guidance for open meetings during the Emergency, meetings will be held remotely.  Members of the public may attend the meeting by telephone at the following number:

1-(800)-747-5150 – access code: TBA

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).