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New Mexico

  • 570 Utilities

  • Serving: 1,877,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 73

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for New Mexico shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in New Mexico and provided to EWG by the New Mexico Environment Department.

LARGE UTILITIES
ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in New Mexico serving over 10,000 people, listed alphabetically.

Large utilities in New Mexico

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Alamogordo Domestic Water SystemAlamogordo, NM38,500
Albuquerque Water SystemAlbuquerque, NM601,983
Artesia Municipal Water SystemArtesia, NM14,000
Camino Real Regional Utility AuthoritySunland Park, NM20,881
Carlsbad Municipal Water SystemCarlsbad, NM27,000
City of Las VegasLas Vegas, NM19,000
City of Santa Fe Water SystemSanta Fe, NM78,000
Deming Municipal Water SystemDeming, NM14,855
Dona Ana MDWCADona Ana, NM11,214
Epcor Water New Mexico Inc ClovisClovis, NM39,508
Espanola Water SystemEspanola, NM10,495
Farmington Water SystemFarmington, NM47,000
Gallup Water SystemGallup, NM20,209
Hobbs Municipal Water SupplyHobbs, NM37,877
Holloman Air Force BaseHolloman Afb, NM13,000
Kirtland Air Force BaseKirtland Afb, NM22,500
Lake Section Water CompanyChaparral, NM10,839
Las Cruces Municipal Water SystemLas Cruces, NM93,030
Los Alamos Municipal Water SystemLos Alamos, NM25,000
Los Lunas Water SystemLos Lunas, NM14,284
Lovington Municipal Water SupplyLovington, NM13,588
New Mexico State UniversityLas Cruces, NM24,302
Portales Water SystemPortales, NM14,097
Rio Rancho Water and Waterworks ServicesRio Rancho, NM87,000
Roswell Municipal Water SystemRoswell, NM49,000
Ruidoso Water SystemRuidoso, NM30,000
Silver City Water SystemSilver City, NM15,745
University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM35,000

Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 in New Mexico

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
Glen Acres Water Co-opLordsburg, NM185178
Vallecitos Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationVallecitos, NM92160
Homestead Water CompanyMoriarty, NM195140
Loma Escondida Water AssociationAlbuquerque, NM50136
Algodones Water Users AssociationAlgodones, NM675106
Paakweree Village Water Co-op Association Inc.Albuquerque, NM48105
Bloomfield Water Supply SystemBloomfield, NM7,433100
Camino Real Regional Utility AuthoritySunland Park, NM20,88198
Juniper Hills Mobile Home ParkAlbuquerque, NM6097
Ojo Caliente Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationOjo Callente, NM41595
Santa Cruz Water AssociationSanta Cruz, NM42095
Cimarron Water SystemCimarron, NM98790
Bluewater Water and Sanitation DistrictPlacitas, NM45085
Trampas Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationChamisal, NM20085
Longhorn Estates Water SystemClovis, NM20183
Agua Sana Water Users AssociationHernandez, NM1,20080
West Mesa Water Company Inc.Las Cruces, NM25577
Valley Estates Water & Sewer AssociationFairview, NM18576
Green Ridge Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association Inc.Tijeras, NM13070
Lordsburg Water Supply SystemLordsburg, NM2,79761
French Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association/swaSpringer, NM15060
Springer Water SystemSpringer, NM2,00057
Highland Meadows Estates Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationLaguna, NM4356
Llano Quemado Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationRanchos De Taos, NM80056
Harvest Gold SubdivisionFarmington, NM52255
Philmont Boy Scout Ranch - HeadquartersCimarron, NM2,15050
Lee/hammond Water Treatment Plant Co-opFarmington, NM050
Alcalde Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationAlcalde, NM1,50050
Belen Water SystemBelen, NM9,78048
Upper Arroyo Hondo Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationArroyo Hondo, NM19545

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 in New Mexico

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
Camino Real Regional Utility AuthoritySunland Park, NM20,88198
Dona Ana MDWCADona Ana, NM11,2146
Ruidoso Water SystemRuidoso, NM30,0002
Los Lunas Water SystemLos Lunas, NM14,2842
New Mexico State UniversityLas Cruces, NM24,3021
University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM35,0001
Holloman Air Force BaseHolloman Afb, NM13,0001
Farmington Water SystemFarmington, NM47,0001
Lovington Municipal Water SupplyLovington, NM13,5881
Rio Rancho Water and Waterworks ServicesRio Rancho, NM87,0001

Contaminants found in New Mexico above health guidelines

Found above health guidelinesFound
Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Uranium
4661,713,1444821,744,348

Radium-228
4141,687,7164481,789,177

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
2481,673,1992641,689,084

Dibromochloromethane
2421,669,9322431,670,278

Bromodichloromethane
2081,581,0082091,601,889

Nitrate and nitrite
3101,456,4513261,475,002

Bromoform
2051,449,4582321,560,903

Chromium (hexavalent)
461,315,944491,364,994

Chloroform
1241,175,0431701,468,912

Dichloroacetic acid
911,058,6721811,535,511

Trichloroacetic acid
671,035,5911601,425,763

Arsenic
138948,794138948,794

Bromate
5659,7385659,738

Radium-226
282614,9024821,746,703

Strontium
9157,715531,414,693

Vanadium
495,262471,332,886

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
388,558388,558

Chlorate
355,102361,222,104

Trichloroethylene
249,050249,050

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
137,877137,877

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
135,000135,000

Nitrate
113,000113,000

Chlorite
28,13728,137

Selenium
348576184,925

Cadmium
140028,232

Atrazine
11661166

Beryllium
145145

Contaminants found in New Mexico above legal limits