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State providing drinking water for repopulated communities affected by wildfires

May 13, 2022 | 2022 Wildfires


May 13, 2022

State providing drinking water for repopulated communities affected by wildfires

Drinking water available for customers of systems under precautionary water advisory

SANTA FE – Beginning today, the state will deliver drinking water to individuals living in areas where evacuation orders have been lifted and  are served by water systems under a temporary precautionary water advisory.

Residents needing free, safe drinking water may bring clean, empty containers to the following locations for fill-up:

  • San Miguel County: 9-11 a.m. at Mike Mateo Sena Elementary School, 12 County Road A-1, Sapello, NM 87745
  • Mora County: 1-3 p.m. at Mora County Courthouse Parking Lot, 1 Court House Dr, Mora, NM 87732

Water will be available at the specified times and locations every day until the precautionary water advisories for local water systems in the area have been lifted or until further notice. For more information, contact Stephen Connolly at stephen.connolly@state.nm.us or 505-470-8495.

Systems currently under a precautionary water advisory are:

System NameCountyPopulation Served
Pendaries MDWCASan Miguel500
Pendaries RV ResortSan Miguel320
Mike Mateo Elementary SchoolSan Miguel50
Camp Blue HavenSan Miguel150
El Porvenir Christian CampSan Miguel175
Buena Vista MDWCAMora225
Cleveland MDWCAMora270
Mora Inn & RVMora75
Ledoux MDWCAMora168
Mora MDWCAMora1,100
South Holman MDWCAMora35
Agua Negra MDWCAMora242
Upper Holman MDWCAMora325
San Antonio de Cleveland MDWCAMora269
North Cleveland MDWCAMora82
Agua Pura MDWCAMora357
Guadalupita MDWCAMora82

Until individual systems ensure water is safe to drink, residents are advised to use alternate sources of water.