In an effort to better understand the scope of potential and existing PFAS contamination around the state, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has worked with state and federal partners to conduct sampling for PFAS in water around the state. Data from other sampling is also posted here.
Cannon and Holloman Air Force Bases
Results from testing done by NMED, Department of Health and the U.S. Air Force at and around Cannon Air Force Base and Holloman Air Force Base, unless otherwise noted.
- Data from public drinking water supplies, Lake Holloman, private wells on and around Holloman Air Force Base(posted 5/9/19)
- Data from public drinking water supplies, private wells on and around Cannon Air Force Base(posted 4/5/19)
- November 2018 and March 2019 data from public drinking water systems on and around Cannon Air Force Base(posted 4/3/19)
Statewide PFAS Study:
The NMED Drinking Water Bureau is partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to sample for 28 PFAS chemicals in groundwater and surface water around New Mexico, including multiple public drinking water systems. Results can be found at the USGS online database: https://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/nm/nwis/qwdata but are also available in this easy-to-read spreadsheet.
- Project factsheet
- Project Memorandum of Understanding
- For more information, contact: email@example.com
U.S. EPA Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule:
EPA uses the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) to collect data for contaminants that are suspected to be present in drinking water and do not have health-based standards set under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The EPA included six PFAS chemicals in UCMR testing that occurred from 2013-2015.
- U.S. EPA Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) 3 (posted 1/8/20, data collected 2013-2015)