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

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 electronic communications whenever possible to interact with staff and field offices.  Please see attached for detailed information on continued operations during this public health emergency.

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

LW Septic and Private Well workshop Training for Private Well Owners and EH Professionals,

Two-Part Webinars, September 9, 2020

The new fee regulations will become 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 November 13, 2020 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: 1647266

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).