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

Wastewater Technical Advisory Committee (WTAC)

In 2003, the New Mexico State Legislature amended the Department of Environment Act to create the Wastewater Technical Advisory Committee (WTAC), that consists of five members appointed by the NMED secretary.  The WTAC serves to,

“provide standardized objective evaluation of wastewater treatment and disposal technologies for both large- and small-flow domestic, commercial and agricultural wastewater systems and submit its findings to the secretary for final approval by the secretary, who shall add the wastewater treatment and disposal technologies to the list of approved technologies maintained by the department…”

The NMED secretary appointed the five WTAC members in June 2003, and the WTAC held its first meeting in September 2003.


Documents for download (all in PDF, unless otherwise noted)

The next WTAC Meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2020 at 9:30am -12:00pm. Members of the public may attend the meeting telephonically at the following number: 1-(800)-747-5150 – access code: 1647266 WTAC Draft Agenda to be posted two weeks prior

WTAC Notice of Quarterly Meeting on November 13, 2020 to be posted

The WTAC adopted revised product review procedures at its June 30, 2017 meeting. The new process includes appendices to facilitate submittals. Product Review Process June 30, 2017
WTAC’s 2014 Open Meetings Act Policy Open Meetings Resolution
WTAC Meeting Procedures were amended at the March 16, 2012 meeting WTAC Meeting Procedures
Historical Product review procedures 12/14/12 Product Review
Product Submittal Application
A presentation describing the product certification process at the National Sanitation Foundation Presentation


WTAC Members

W. Daniel Boivin

Andy Schuler

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • MSC 01-1070
    University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
  • phone: 505-277-4729
Terry Mount

  • Technical Studies Department Chair
  • NMSU Dona Ana Community College
    P.O. Box 30001, 3400 South Expina Street
    Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
  • phone: 575-527-7500
Donald W. Becker

  • New Mexico Homebuilders Association
  • 2601 Harvard Drive
  • Farmington, NM 87402-4510
  • Mail to: Medallion Heating
  • 108 West Quince
  • Farmington, NM 87401
  • (505) 320-0291
Loren Allen