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

Laws and Regulations

Historical Liquid Waste Regulations

Regulation Title (click to view), Adopting Agency, Date

EIB=Environmental Improvement Board, EID=Environmental Improvement Division, BPH=Board of Public Health


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.