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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 January to March 2017 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
Pine River MdcaIgnacio, NM31298
Glen Acres Water Co-opLordsburg, NM185193
Leisure Mountain Mobile Home ParkTijeras, NM162175
Springer Water SystemSpringer, NM2,000146
Loma Escondida Water AssociationAlbuquerque, NM50140
Santa Cruz Water AssociationSanta Cruz, NM420114
Camino Real Regional Utility AuthoritySunland Park, NM20,881106
Valley Estates Water & Sewer AssociationFairview, NM185101
Green Ridge Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association Inc.Tijeras, NM13097
Ojo Caliente Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationOjo Callente, NM41596
Cimarron Water SystemCimarron, NM98793
Juniper Hills Mobile Home ParkAlbuquerque, NM6093
Algodones Water Users AssociationAlgodones, NM67592
Paakweree Village Water Co-op Association Inc.Albuquerque, NM4890
Homestead Water CompanyMoriarty, NM19590
Westwinds Mobile Home ParkCarlsbad, NM23285
Harvest Gold SubdivisionFarmington, NM52279
Bluewater Water and Sanitation DistrictPlacitas, NM45076
Llano Quemado Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationRanchos De Taos, NM80076
Upper Arroyo Hondo Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationArroyo Hondo, NM19574
Agua Sana Water Users AssociationHernandez, NM1,20074
Lordsburg Water Supply SystemLordsburg, NM2,79768
San Ysidro Water Supply SystemSan Ysidrio, NM19860
Trampas Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationChamisal, NM20056
Tierra Monte Water Users AssociationAlbuquerque, NM8555
West Mesa Water Company Inc.Las Cruces, NM25553
Placitas Trails Water Co-opPlacitas, NM35551
Ojo Feliz Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationOjo Feliz, NM6046
Vista Redonda Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationTesuque, NM8045
Bloomfield Water Supply SystemBloomfield, NM7,43345

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of January to March 2017 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, NM20,881106
Espanola Water SystemEspanola, NM10,49510
Las Cruces Municipal Water SystemLas Cruces, NM93,03010
Ruidoso Water SystemRuidoso, NM30,0005
Dona Ana MDWCADona Ana, NM11,2145
Lovington Municipal Water SupplyLovington, NM13,5883
Artesia Municipal Water SystemArtesia, NM14,0003
Los Lunas Water SystemLos Lunas, NM14,2842
Silver City Water SystemSilver City, NM15,7451
City of Santa Fe Water SystemSanta Fe, NM78,0001
City of Las VegasLas Vegas, NM19,0001
Rio Rancho Water and Waterworks ServicesRio Rancho, NM87,0001
Deming Municipal Water SystemDeming, NM14,8551
University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM35,0001
New Mexico State UniversityLas Cruces, NM24,3021
Holloman Air Force BaseHolloman Afb, NM13,0001
Gallup Water SystemGallup, NM20,2091

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
1801,525,2902431,670,278

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

Bromodichloromethane
1641,309,3152091,601,889

Chloroform
861,063,3551701,468,912

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

Bromoform
63372,7022321,560,903

Strontium
9157,715531,414,693

Vanadium
495,262471,332,886

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
388,558388,558

Chlorate
355,102361,222,104

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
137,877137,877

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

Chlorite
28,13728,137

Nitrate and nitrite
121,7873261,475,002

Selenium
348576184,925

Cadmium
140028,232

Atrazine
11661166

Beryllium
145145

Contaminants found in New Mexico above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Arsenic
1343,682

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
54,933

Fluoride
64,316

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
12,150

Uranium
92,040

Nitrate and nitrite
1195

Selenium
1162