The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau confirms that the Monterey Water Company Water System has met the requirements to lift the boil water advisory that was issued on Oct. 2.
Monterey Water Company Water System was required to issue the advisory after bacteriological contamination (E. coli) was confirmed in drinking water in the water system. The advisory only applied to users served by the Monterey Water Company Water System and did not extend to any of the other surrounding water systems or communities.
The Drinking Water Bureau provided compliance oversight to the Monterey Water Company Water System. Subsequent samples collected from the water system were negative for bacteriological contamination. The Drinking Water Bureau will require Monterey Water Company Water System to complete an assessment of the water system and maintain a regular monitoring schedule to test the distribution system for the presence of total coliform and E. coli.
More information about New Mexico’s boil water advisories in English and Spanish is available here. For more information about today’s announcement, please call Brandi Littleton of the Drinking Water Bureau at 575‐323‐4298.
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