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New Mexico
Environment Department
Liquid Waste Program

Laws and Regulations

Historic Liquid Waste Regulations Summary Table

Overview of Liquid Waste Regulation CHANGES in 2013

Laws & Regulations

Bernalillo County Residents

Bernalillo County is the only county in New Mexico that has its own onsite wastewater ordinance.  Bernalillo County Wastewater Ordinance applies only to unincorporated portions of Bernalillo County.  Incorporated portions of Bernalillo County are regulated by NMED and include Tijeras, Los Ranchos de Albuqerque and the City of Albuquerque.  The Albuquerque Field Office (NMED) will be able to help you determine in what jurisdiction a given property lies.  For assistance please contact the Albuquerque Field Office at (505) 222-9500.


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