NMED Surface Water Quality Bureau

The Surface Water Quality Bureau preserves, protects, and improves New Mexico’s surface water quality for present and future generations.


For communities, NMED can provide free testing of private domestic wells for individual private well owners through the Water Fair Program to check for contamination after a wildfire. Contact the Ground Water Quality Bureau for more information: gwqb.general@state.nm.us or (505) 827-2900. GWQB home page: https://www.env.nm.gov/gwqb/

For communities, NMED also offers water quality testing for drinking water systems. Contact the Drinking Water Quality Bureau for more information. Email: drinking.water@state.nm.us or (505) 476-8620 or 877-654-8720. DWB home page: https://www.env.nm.gov/drinking_water/

For inquiries related to surface water quality, the Surface Water Quality Bureau (SWQB) can provide support. Contact Abraham Franklin, SWQB Watershed Protection Section Manager, at  or (505) 946-8952. SWQB-WPS home page: https://www.env.nm.gov/surface-water-quality/watershed-protection-section/

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