New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Drinking Water Bureau

Boil Water Advisories

A Boil Water Advisory is a public statement issued by a Public Water System advising consumers to boil tap water before consuming it.

Customers should assume the water is unsafe to drink and take the appropriate precautions.

What To Do When a Boil Water Advisory is Issued for Your Area:


Boil Water Advisories are issued when:

  • An event has occurred allowing the possibility for the water distribution system to become contaminated.
  • A public water system’s water quality sample results indicate exceedance of bacteria or turbidity standard.
  • Evidence of a disease outbreak is reported to the NMED Drinking Water Bureau.

Boil Water Advisories are lifted when:

  • The Public Water System’s sampling results once again meet the water quality standard.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisories recommended to a Public Water System when:

  • A presumption can be made that drinking water may be contaminated by waterborne pathogens, such as from treatment failure or loss of distribution pressure.

Active Boil Water Advisories List

(see NMED Press Releases for full announcements)

Water System
Advisory Issue Date
Lovington Municipal Water Supply (NM3521813) Lea 01/24/2021 Lifted on 01/27/2021
Village of Cimarron Water System (NM3526204) Colfax 9/21/2020 Lifted on 2/12/2021
Mayhill Water Supply Company (NM3513819) Otero 07/19/2020 Lifted on 07/31/2020
Benedictine Monastery Water System (NM3560125) San Miguel 07/10/2020 Lifted on 07/16/2020
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System (NM3500324) San Juan 06/12/2020 Lifted on 07/11/2020
Chama Water System (NM3501021) Rio Arriba 04/22/2020 Lifted on 06/20/2020
Chapelle MDWCA (NM3501825) San Miguel 06/28/2019 System is addressing issue; DWB is providing technical assistance
Rutheron Mutual Water Association (NM3502221) Rio Arriba 05/01/2019 Lifted on 07/31/2020
Aspendale Camp (NM3591819) Otero 09/28/2018 Lifted on 10/18/2018
El Vadito de los Cerrillos (NM3504126) Santa Fe 09/01/2018 Lifted on 05/28/2021
Hummingbird Music Camp (NM3591023) Sandoval 08/17/2018 Lifted on 10/05/2020
Grenville Water System (NM3527231) Union 07/21/2018 Lifted on 07/25/2018
San Antonio MDWCA  (NM3573928) Socorro 7/17/18 Lifted on 07/21/2018
Cochiti Elementary School Sandoval 01/12/2018 Lifted on 1/24/2018
Cañada de Los Alamos MDWCA (NM3504026) Santa Fe 10/17/17 Lifted on 10/20/2017
Mora Inn & RV Park  (NM3590318) Mora 10/10/17 Lifted on 10/17/2017
Artesia  (NM3520308) and Morningside  (NM3520408) Eddy 9/16/17 Lifted on 9/23/2017
Chaco Culture National Historic Parks  (NM3590324) San Juan 9/14/17 Lifted on 10/03/2017
Vallecitos MDWCA  (NM3503521) Rio Arriba 8/12/17 Lifted on 11/20/2018
Harvest Gold Subdivision  (NM3511524) – now under ownership of Apple Orchard MDWCA San Juan 06/03/16 Lifted on 11/21/2017
Sugarite Canyon State Park Lake Alice Campground (NM3595104) Colfax 06/27/15 Lifted on 05/14/2021
Pinon Hills RV Park  (NM3502514) Lincoln 03/24/11 Under enforcement by US EPA