Environment dept lifts boil water advisory for NM Water Works

April 16th, 2012 at 12:59 pm by under Latest Posts

The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau is lifting the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for the New Mexico Water Works water system in Bernalillo County.

The system has approximately 30 connections serving an estimated 115 people.

NMED issued the precautionary advisory on April 12, 2012 following a water outage. This advisory applied only to drinking water for the New Mexico Water Works water system and did not extend to any of the other surrounding water systems.

As a precaution, New Mexico Water Works water system consumers were advised to seek an alternate source of drinking water, such as bottled water, or boil the water for five minutes before drinking, cooking and dishwashing. To ensure no bacteriological contamination occurred during the outage, the NMED Drinking Water Bureau required the water be tested before the advisory would be lifted. All sample results were negative for bacteriological contamination.

For more information, call NMED Communications Director Jim Winchester at (505) 827-0314 or Nora Romero, Drinking Water Bureau District 1 Manager, at (505) 222-9531.

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