IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Mountainair Failed to Submit Corrective Action Within Required Time Frame.
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Our water system recently violated a drinking water requirement. Although this incident was not an emergence, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation.
A routine sanitary survey conducted on September 22, 2016 by John Pijawka with the New Mexico Environment Department-Drinking Water Bureau (NMED DWB found: Mountainair Water Operator lacks proper level of certification (WS2) (Currently utilizing NMRWA) & A new well or new source recently (2013) has been introduced as drinking water source at Well #1 (Willard Well #2) without submitting a construction/modification form to NMED-DWB.
We were to consult with the NMED-DWB regarding the appropriate corrective action within 30 days as required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Ground Water Rule. However, we failed to take these actions by the deadlines (120 days – due February 4, 2017) established by the NMED DWB.
What should I do?
What does this mean?
This is NOT an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified within 24 hours.
*Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.*
These symptoms, however, are not caused only by organisms in drinking water, but also by other factors. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.
What is being done?
For more information, please contact:
Dennis Fulfer at 505-847-2321 or
Mountainair Water System, #243-30
PO Box 115
Mountainair, NM 87036
*Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hard or mail.*
Town Council: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 5:30 pm, Council Meeting Room, located at 107 1/2 N. Roosevelt, Mountainair, NM 87036
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