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New Mexico
Environment Department

New Mexico Water Infrastructure Team

“A collaborative effort of government agencies and non-governmental organizations who are working together to tackle New Mexico’s vast water infrastructure needs.”
– Ryan Flynn, Secretary of Environment

2017 Water Needs Survey Now Available – Closes July 21, 2017

For the past 3 years the Water Infrastructure Team has solicited information on water and wastewater infrastructure funding needs in order to assist water systems and communities connect with funding mechanisms they may qualify for.  The survey is brief and can be accessed online here

If you are unable to complete the survey online, please contact the team at or at (800) 219-6157 and we can assist you with a hard copy of the survey.

NMED Construction Programs Bureau (CPB) 2017 Infrastructure Development Report

The New Mexico Environment Department, Construction Programs Bureau (CPB) is pleased to provide the January 2017 Infrastructure Development Report for water, wastewater and solid waste projects administered by the Bureau.

NMED Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) 2017 Board and Operator Training

The Drinking Water Bureau and other organizations offer many opportunities for board and operator training. Some of these training events are free.  For more information about future trainings or to watch recorded webinars please visit the DWB 2017 Board and Operator Training Opportunities website.

NMED Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) 2016 Water and Sewer Rate Survey

Each year water systems throughout the state participate in a Water and Sewer Rate Survey. The information we gather is frequently requested by decision makers and other funding providers, and is useful in evaluating costs of water and sewer utility service in New Mexico.  The survey is now available here online. 

Save the Date – 22nd Annual Infrastructure Finance Conference October 25-27, 2017

For more information please visit the IFC website

The Importance of Water Infrastructure – Materials for Sharing

The Water Infrastructure Team (WIT) is excited to share free resources to help bring awareness to the importance of water infrastructure in our daily lives through a five series set of materials.  Handouts and flyers are available for anyone to print, hang, distribute, or post online as best works for them and their communities.  WIT is able to send files formatted to print to poster size, if requested. If you do not have the resources to print materials, please email the team at and we will be able to assist you.  

        Click here to print handouts & Click here to print 3 per-page flyers


Asset Management

In 2014 the Water Infrastructure Team collaborated to create a simple asset management plan. Please begin using it, and share with others. This is a significant milestone toward improving the operation and maintenance of entity’s infrastructure systems.

Asset Management Plan
Asset Management Outline
Asset Management Checklist



Free Events and Publications

Webinar – Are your Rates too High? Looking at Affordability of Water Rates. This webinar will demonstrate how the “Water and Wastewater Residential Rates Affordability Assessment Tool” can be used to assess the level of affordability in the community, using parameters beyond the Median Household Income (MHI).

The webinar will also include information and resources on how to design an assistance program for those customers who cannot afford their water bills. The programs highlighted will include options related to rates, as well as water efficiency.  Offered by the Environmental Finance Center

Presentation – A dynamic presentation on the state of water infrastructure throughout the US and costs associated with maintenance and repair. This presentation is a campaign by the National Association of Water Companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Free eLearning Module  – Financial Sustainability for Small Systems (serving fewer than 10,000 people). The course focuses on 3 major areas needed by small systems to achieve financial sustainability; including understanding enterprise funds and their revenues, as well as an overview of what is needed to protect public health through safe water. Offered by the American Water Works Association.

For more information, please contact:
Water Infrastructure Team
(800) 219-6157
(505) 827-2855

Harold L. Runnels Building // 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N4050 // Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 // tel (800) 219-6157, (505) 827-2855

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