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The Surface Water Quality Bureau preserves, protects, and improves New Mexico’s surface water quality for present and future generations.

This is accomplished through:

  • Monitoring and assessing of surface water quality in relation to water quality standards
  • Implementing ground and surface water protection regulations related to point source pollution (any single identifiable source of pollution from which pollutants are discharged, such as a pipe or ditch), permitting of these sources and spill reporting
  • Protecting watersheds from other forms of pollution through overseeing and funding watershed improvement projects

Contact us

Ph: 505-827-0187 Find a list of Surface Water Quality staff contacts here.

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