Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority provides water and wastewater services to the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area.

The Water Authority is governed by a board consisting of three City Councilors, three County Commissioners, the Mayor of Albuquerque and a non-voting member from the Village of Los Ranchos.

Operating as usual

It’s more important than ever to focus on our health! One of the ways we can take care of our bodies is to make sure we ...
08/15/2020
Drinking Water | Drinking Water | Healthy Water | CDC

It’s more important than ever to focus on our health! One of the ways we can take care of our bodies is to make sure we stay hydrated. The CDC says drinking water is a great way to keep our bodies at a normal temperature and can help lubricate our joints. There are many more reasons to drink water, so click the link below to read about how water can benefit your health. 👇

Information about drinking water.

Don’t Waste the Rain! When monsoon weather strikes, take full advantage of Mother Nature’s bounty and turn off your irri...
08/14/2020

Don’t Waste the Rain! When monsoon weather strikes, take full advantage of Mother Nature’s bounty and turn off your irrigation system. You don’t need to water when it’s raining!

08/14/2020

Northbound Eubank Closed at Academy Due to Water Main Break---------------

AUG. 14, 9:10 AM – A water main break on Eubank near Academy in the Northeast Heights has led to the closure of northbound Eubank between Academy and San Antonio, Water Authority engineers report. There are currently no reports of service interruptions associated with the main break, but traffic issues will likely persist at this location for the rest of the day and possibly into the weekend. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Hey kids! What cool things have you discovered when you’ve visited the Bosque or our Rio Grande? We want to know! Leave ...
08/13/2020

Hey kids! What cool things have you discovered when you’ve visited the Bosque or our Rio Grande? We want to know! Leave your observations in a comment below!!! 😊 You can learn more about what you found in the Bosque section of the Water Authority website. Check it out! 👇
http://abcwua.org/education/walk_in_the_woods.html

Happy first day back to school, APS! We know that school isn’t quite the same this year, and many kids will be learning ...
08/12/2020
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Water Conservation Education

Happy first day back to school, APS! We know that school isn’t quite the same this year, and many kids will be learning from home. We have a variety of educational tools that can help to supplement your at-home learning for all ages!

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority provides water conservation education, water resource education, and wastewater reclamation education to the City of Albuquerque and parts of Bernalillo County.

Pressure regulators are an essential technology that improves the efficiency of your irrigation system. They are an inte...
08/11/2020
New Rebate: SWAT Pressure Regulator | 505 Outside

Pressure regulators are an essential technology that improves the efficiency of your irrigation system. They are an integral part of keeping your system running in peak condition. This article written by Irrigation Efficiency Specialist Richard Perce explains how this component can help save you time, money, AND water.

New Rebate: SWAT Pressure Regulator by 505 Outside | Jul 31, 2020 | Blog, Home Page, Uncategorized, Waterwise Tips Pressure regulators are another essential technology for improving the efficiency of your irrigation system. They are an integral part of keeping your system running in peak condition.....

08/10/2020
Valve Pressure Regulator

Valve pressure regulators come in two basic styles: inline or valve fitted. Here, Irrigation Specialist Richard Perce shows two types of pressure regulators (thanks, Neumark Irrigation) that are eligible for a Water Authority rebate!

Remember “Water by the Numbers”? Watering just three days per week during the summer is still a thing! Set your turf spr...
08/09/2020

Remember “Water by the Numbers”? Watering just three days per week during the summer is still a thing! Set your turf sprinkler timers accordingly, and help Albuquerque meet its 2020 conservation goals.

Our Ice Cream in a Bag is a great summertime experiment that explains why salt is added to ice in the ice-cream making p...
08/08/2020

Our Ice Cream in a Bag is a great summertime experiment that explains why salt is added to ice in the ice-cream making process! Click this link for the instructions… I mean, recipe. 😉
http://www.abcwua.org/education/pdfs/Kitchen_Sink_Science.pdf

08/07/2020
Flow Sensors

Flow sensors are inexpensive gadgets that can alert you of a broken line or a broken head in your turf. In this video, Richard Perce shows what a commercial flow sensor looks like and how it can benefit your irrigation system. Thank you to Neumark Irrigation for providing the prop! 😀

Did you know that many new SMART components for irrigation systems can communicate with you via your smart phone or comp...
08/06/2020
New Rebate: SWAT Flow Sensors | 505 Outside

Did you know that many new SMART components for irrigation systems can communicate with you via your smart phone or computer? Technology has really helped irrigation systems be more water efficient in recent years. There are some tried and true pieces of equipment you can add that are inexpensive, easy to install, and don’t require a ton of technical know-how. Get these new components AND receive a generous rebate for them too, courtesy of your Water Authority. 😉

New Rebate: SWAT Flow Sensors by 505 Outside | Jul 31, 2020 | Blog, Home Page, Uncategorized, Waterwise Tips Irrigation systems have grown more efficient by leaps and bounds in recent years to maximize water savings. Now, many systems can even communicate with you via your smart phone or computer. T...

Illegal Dumping Partnership
08/05/2020

Illegal Dumping Partnership

Help keep our Earth clean from unwelcome toxins!
Take your used motor oil, paint, pesticides, batteries or other Household Hazard Waste to Advanced Chemical Transport on 6133 Edith Blvd NE or contact the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at (505) 349-5220.
For disposal of electronic waste or e-waste, contact Albuquerque Computer & Electronics Recycling Co. at (505) 216-6000 or New Mexico Computer Recycling (505) 440-6453.
You can also visit https://www.bernco.gov/letstalktrash for more information!

How much water do you think one leaky faucet can waste? Find out by counting how many times your faucet drips in one min...
08/05/2020

How much water do you think one leaky faucet can waste? Find out by counting how many times your faucet drips in one minute! Then, multiply that number by 60, then by 24, and finally by 365 (# of drips x 60 x 24 x 365). This number will tell you how many drips will fall over the course of a year. Finally, divide that number by 15,140 to discover how many gallons of water would be wasted. You might be surprised how fast a leaky faucet can add up to many, many gallons!

A billion gallons! That’s how much more water we’ve already used this year than we did last year—mainly due to this year...
08/04/2020

A billion gallons! That’s how much more water we’ve already used this year than we did last year—mainly due to this year’s drier weather. We can get our conservation numbers back on track if we remember to Water by the Numbers! Pick just three days a week to irrigate—and remember to shut down sprinklers when it rains.

The Water Authority Valve Crew is a six-person team and includes a welder (not pictured), four field workers, and an emp...
08/03/2020

The Water Authority Valve Crew is a six-person team and includes a welder (not pictured), four field workers, and an employee at the stockpile yard (not pictured). Besides their valve work, the crew assists in investigating leaks for Dispatch, troubleshooting the Automated Meter Infrastructure, and supporting reclamation and line maintenance crews when those groups are stretched thin.

“We never hesitate when other crews are in need of our help,” Supervisor Daniel Mora says. “We believe in working together hand-in-hand with our coworkers so we can all provide the best service to our city.”

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority's cover photo
08/01/2020

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority's cover photo

Did you know that dry weather and poor run-off have forced the Water Authority to temporarily curtail its diversions of ...
08/01/2020

Did you know that dry weather and poor run-off have forced the Water Authority to temporarily curtail its diversions of surface-water from the Rio Grande? That means we’re using our groundwater “savings account” for drinking and irrigation this summer, so it’s more important than ever to Water by the Numbers. Pick three days a week to water turf in August – and turn off those sprinklers when it rains!

Our summer watering recommendations apply through the month of August!
07/31/2020

Our summer watering recommendations apply through the month of August!

We're in the process of redesigning the Water Authority's website and we would love to hear your thoughts on our new "lo...
07/31/2020
Survey : Questions

We're in the process of redesigning the Water Authority's website and we would love to hear your thoughts on our new "look." Just complete this online survey to let us know your preferences. We hope to launch the new site by the end of the year, with simplified account access and bill-pay features. All responses are anonymous; the survey is open until August 6, 2020.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eh7sagi4kcxp2egr/start

07/30/2020

Southbound Rio Grande Closed at Griegos due to Sewer Collapse ------------

Yesterday afternoon (July 29), Water Authority crews responded to an eight-inch sewer line collapse at Rio Grande Boulevard NW and Griegos Road NW. At this time it is not known why the pipe failed and it is not anticipated that sewer or water service will be impacted by this break. Due to the location of the underground infrastructure and the need for an excavation, southbound Rio Grande is closed at Griegos with traffic detours beginning north of the intersection at Chavez Road NW. Repairs are underway, and due to the nature of the collapse, repairs may take at least two weeks. Please use caution and obey all construction signage, slow down your speed, and allow for extra time to reach your destination.

We all know that plants need water to survive. Water keeps plants healthy and it prevents their leaves from wilting. Wat...
07/30/2020

We all know that plants need water to survive. Water keeps plants healthy and it prevents their leaves from wilting. Water also carries dissolved nutrients throughout the plant. We can observe the movement of water through a plant by placing them in colored water in the Water Movement in Plants experiment. Check it out! http://www.abcwua.org/education/pdfs/Kitchen_Sink_Science.pdf

Just a quick reminder! 😉
07/29/2020

Just a quick reminder! 😉

New Mexico has five major ecosystems: alpine-conifer, desert and basin, juniper-scrub, plains-mesa, and riparian. Your b...
07/27/2020

New Mexico has five major ecosystems: alpine-conifer, desert and basin, juniper-scrub, plains-mesa, and riparian. Your backyard is its own miniature ecosystem too, and is characterized by the plants, animals, and decomposers that live there. So, get outside and explore the many varieties of life in your own backyard, neighborhood, or nearby park. Have fun AND download this field journal from our website to record your observations:http://www.abcwua.org/education/pdfs/The_BOSQUE_in_my_BACKYARD_Field_Journal.pdf

#ICYMI Our work never stops! This summer the Water Authority is improving Albuquerque’s water and sewer infrastructure w...
07/26/2020

#ICYMI Our work never stops! This summer the Water Authority is improving Albuquerque’s water and sewer infrastructure with more than $24 million in rehab and renewal projects throughout the city. Check out the map to see where the work will take place. Locations labeled below:

► A) Route 66 Visitors Center water and sewer line extension $3 million
► B) Sewer interceptor rehab (five locations) $4 million
► C) Sewer Lift Station Rehab, Anderson & Commercial SW $700,000
► D) Lakeview Road Manhole and Sewer Rehab $1 million
► E) Atrisco Avenue Waterline Replacement $3 million
► F) Small-Diameter Sewer Renewal
(Central/San Pedro, Indian School/Carlisle,
Montgomery/Eubank, Grand/Valencia,
Richmond/Santa Monica, Fruit/5th) $1.2 million
► G) Prince & Grape Sewer Interceptor Rehab $7 million
► H) San Patricio & 14th/Coal Manhole Rehab $700,000
► I) Corrales Well Collector Pipeline (Black Arroyo Blvd.) $2.6 million
► J) Valve Replacement (Edith/Mountain) $500,000
► K) Yale Reservoir Transmission Line Abandonment $600,000
► L) Bridge Boulevard Transmission Line Abandonment $600,000
► M) Chavez Grit Chamber Rehab (4th and Osuna) $300,000

07/25/2020
Multi-stream micro rotators

Multi-stream micro rotators are one of the newest irrigation items eligible for a rebate. Richard Perce is here to tell you more... Check it out! 👇👇👇

If you haven’t visited our website to learn about our rebates, here’s a quick reference information sheet!
07/24/2020

If you haven’t visited our website to learn about our rebates, here’s a quick reference information sheet!

Water comes in three forms: solid, liquid, and gas. In this fun activity for kids and our friends at Explora, you will s...
07/21/2020

Water comes in three forms: solid, liquid, and gas. In this fun activity for kids and our friends at Explora, you will see and experience all three of these forms of water. Have fun!
http://www.abcwua.org/education/pdfs/Make_A_Cloud_Activity.pdf

We have science activities to keep kids engaged all summer long! Visit our website to download and print the summer Wate...
07/20/2020

We have science activities to keep kids engaged all summer long! Visit our website to download and print the summer Water Warrior activity book!
http://www.abcwua.org/education

Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? If not, you’re missing out on a variety of fun and educational videos. Check...
07/19/2020
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

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The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority provides water and wastewater services to the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area.

07/18/2020
Irrigation Spray Bodies

It's Smart Irrigation Month and Richard Perce is back to talk about one of the latest rebates we're offering for sprinkler spray bodies. Thank you to Neumark Irrigation for providing the prop!

We do our best to leave the streets the same condition (or better) after we’ve completed a job. Thank you for your patie...
07/18/2020

We do our best to leave the streets the same condition (or better) after we’ve completed a job. Thank you for your patience, Albuquerque! We are working every day to improve the vital sewer and water infrastructure for our city!

A desert-friendly landscape doesn’t have to be devoid of color. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Flowers and color will ...
07/17/2020

A desert-friendly landscape doesn’t have to be devoid of color. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Flowers and color will make your landscape look that much more amazing while being water-saving too! It’s the perfect combination.

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1 Civic Plz NW
Albuquerque, NM
87102

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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+15058429287

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The Water Authority provides water and wastewater services to the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area. With an annual operating budget of more than $170 million, it is the largest water utility in New Mexico.

A political subdivision of the state, the Water Authority is governed by an eight-member Governing Board consisting of three Albuquerque City Councilors, three Bernalillo County Commissioners, the Mayor of Albuquerque, and a non-voting member from the Village of Los Ranchos.

The Water Authority has:


  • 600+ employees

  • 200,000+ customer accounts, representing some 606,780 water users

  • 3,000+ miles of water supply pipeline

  • 2,400+ miles of sewer collector pipeline

  • $5 billion+ in assets
  • Nearby government services