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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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New Mexico

  • 566 Utilities

  • Serving: 1,875,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • 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 April 2016 to March 2019 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
Vallecitos Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationVallecitos, NM92392
Glen Acres Water Co-opLordsburg, NM185190
Loma Escondida Water AssociationAlbuquerque, NM50188
Homestead Water CompanyMoriarty, NM195175
Pine River MdcaIgnacio, NM31156
Santa Cruz Water AssociationSanta Cruz, NM420147
Springer Water SystemSpringer, NM2,000137
Westwinds Mobile Home ParkAlbuquerque, NM232125
Paakweree Village Water Co-op Association Inc.Albuquerque, NM48110
Agua Sana Water Users AssociationHernandez, NM1,200101
Ojo Caliente Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationOjo Caliente, NM415100
Highland Meadows Estates Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationLaguna, NM43100
Lordsburg Water Supply SystemLordsburg, NM2,79797
Longhorn Estates Water SystemClovis, NM20191
Nm Waterworks LLCLa Joya, NM11588
Belen Water SystemBelen, NM9,78080
Quail Hollow Mutual Domestic Water Users AssociationTijeras, NM2279
Bluewater Water and Sanitation DistrictPlacitas, NM45079
Juniper Hills RanchSanta Fe, NM6578
Philmont Boy Scout Ranch - HeadquartersCimarron, NM2,15077
Rutheron Mutual Water AssociationLos Ojos, NM9074
Los Ojos Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationLos Ojos, NM21869
Ramah Water & Sanitation DistrictRamah, NM50069
Upper Holman Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationHolman, NM32564
Capulin Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationGallina, NM45063
Gallina Water SystemGallina, NM7560
Torreon Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationTorreon, NM6059
Agua Negra Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationHolman, NM20058
Morningstar Water Supply SystemFarmington, NM6,42357
Abiquiu Mutual Domestic Water Consumers AssociationAbiquiu, NM40055

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 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
Espanola Water SystemEspanola, NM10,49554
Artesia Municipal Water SystemArtesia, NM14,00044
City of Las VegasLas Vegas, NM19,00028
Ruidoso Water SystemRuidoso, NM30,00017
Dona Ana MDWCADona Ana, NM11,21416
Los Lunas Water SystemLos Lunas, NM14,28416
University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM35,00012
Gallup Water SystemGallup, NM20,2099
Lovington Municipal Water SupplyLovington, NM13,5887
Las Cruces Municipal Water SystemLas Cruces, NM93,0305
Los Alamos Municipal Water SystemLos Alamos, NM25,0005
Roswell Municipal Water SystemRoswell, NM49,0004
Kirtland Air Force BaseKirtland Afb, NM22,5003
Deming Municipal Water SystemDeming, NM14,8552
Albuquerque Water SystemAlbuquerque, NM601,9831

Contaminants found in New Mexico above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
3451,778,6713471,779,345

Dibromochloromethane
3241,760,2073271,761,312

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
4431,725,4525281,819,801

Uranium
4531,701,3174661,784,918

Bromodichloromethane
2751,685,0622841,701,692

Nitrate and nitrite
3571,557,9693991,634,227

Bromoform
2731,534,3153231,692,498

Arsenic
3041,487,5093041,487,509

Chromium (hexavalent)
371,296,827401,345,877

Chloroform
1441,181,0192281,591,839

Dichloroacetic acid
961,064,9462011,601,669

Trichloroacetic acid
65918,5231661,477,982

Bromate
3602,2383602,238

Strontium
7144,544441,395,576

Vanadium
495,262391,316,034

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
488,7085126,585

Chlorate
355,102281,203,158

Trichloroethylene
149,0003142,080

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
137,877137,877

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

Aluminum
127,000568,533

Nitrate
220,832220,832

Heptachlor
28,62428,624

Chlorite
28,13728,137

Carbon tetrachloride
12,39722,847

Thallium
21,25321,253

Selenium
3485199633,073

Cadmium
140028,232

Antimony
1272310,704

Manganese
11982198,736

Atrazine
1166239,674

Vinyl chloride
145145

Contaminants found in New Mexico above legal limits