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