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Eldorado Area Water And Sanitation District
1 Caliente Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
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8:00 am ~ 5:00 pm (MT)
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1 Caliente Road, Suite D
Santa Fe, NM 87508-8162
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The Eldorado Area Water & Sanitation District (EAWSD) provides clean, safe, and reliable water services to almost 3,000 customer accounts in the unincorporated area around Eldorado in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.  EAWSD is publicly owned and is dedicated to bringing the best and most economical water service possible to the ratepayers, while adhering to the laws of New Mexico and the regulations of the State Drinking Water Bureau and the EPA.   The District owns and operates all of its own facilities, including distribution and collection systems and water treatment facilities.
Current news, including information about any system problems, may be found in the individual news items listed below this section.  Other specific information about the District, our water system, and our water quality and resources can be found elsewhere on this website.  If you cannot find the answer to the question you are seeking, please don't hesitate to contact us .  We also always appreciate suggestions for improving or adding information to the site.
We are committed to providing the best possible customer service and to keeping our customers well informed about their water system and the water they drink.
David Chakroff
General Manager
June 19, 2015
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP #R-15-06-01) issued for Legal Services in Water Rights, Utility Regulatory and General Law
On 19 June 2015, EAWSD issued RFP #R-15-06-01 seeking proposals from qualified and responsible Offerors to provide legal services, principally regarding Water Rights, Utility Regulatory and General Law. Submission deadline is July 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Proposals are being accepted at the EAWSD Administrative Office located at 1 Caliente Road in Eldorado. Click here to download RFP #R-15-06-01.
June 19, 2015
Board of Directors Seeks Candidate to Fill Board Vacancy
At the 18 June 2015 Board meeting, the Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Director Phil Speicher. Anyone wishing to be considered for appointment to the remaining 18-month term ending January 2017, should submit a LETTER OF INTEREST and RESUME on or before July 30th to the General Manager at 1 Caliente Road, Suite F, Santa Fe, NM 87508 or by email to [ ]
May 14, 2015  
Stage 1 Water Restrictions in Effect as of May 14, 2015
The Eldorado Area Water and Sanitation District (EAWSD) is imposing water restrictions on its customers beginning Thursday, May 14, 2015. A Stage 1 Water Alert is put into effect when it appears that water supply may not be able to keep up with demand or in anticipation of supply lagging demand during drought periods or extended periods of exceptionally hot weather. Water production is limited this year owing to the impact of ongoing drought conditions on the District’s wells. The water levels in two District wells drilled into the Galisteo Creek Alluvium near Lamy are too low to pump during years of drought and low winter snow pack in the watershed. This year we are also seeing the effects of five years of sustained drought conditions, resulting in reduced production levels in two other major District wells.  
The District is taking action to implement water supply projects that will ease the burdens on the water system under future drought conditions. If a more severe water alert is posted, it will be advertised on the District website, on signs posted in the Eldorado area, on posters in various locations in the community, and through a press release to the local area newspapers. Likewise, similar notification will be provided when the Water Alert is lifted. Meanwhile, EAWSD customers are being asked to continue their water conservation efforts with special attention to reducing usage on weekends, which are typically the highest usage periods.
For more information:  Call 466-1085; email[] or read the May issue of Water Notes.
April 14, 2015  
Water Conservation Surcharge Begins in May
Customer water use in May through August will be subject to the District’s CONSERVATION SURCHARGE. Residential customers who use more than 10,000 gallons of water in any of those months will be charged an additional 50% on the applicable rate tier, for any water use in excess of 10,000 gallons. The monthly average use for all EAWSD residential customers during the months of May through August is about 6,000 gallons per month. Customers who use less than 10,000 gallons per month during summer months will not be affected by the CONSERVATION SURCHARGE. Please do your part to conserve water during the critical summer months.
Content Last Updated 6/26/2015

Latest News

CURRENT WATER ALERT STAGE: Stage 1 - Guarded Conditions
2015 May 15: STAGE 1 Water Restrictions Imposed
2014 Sept 8: STAGE 1 Water Restrictions Lifted
2014 June 16: STAGE 1 Water Restrictions Imposed
2013 Aug 22: Public Hearing held for proposed water conservation surcharge
2013 May 22: STAGE 1 Water Restrictions Imposed
2013 July 01: Torreon Well Maintenance
2013 June 13: EAWSD Revenue and GO Bonds Successfully Refinanced
2013 June 12: EAWSD awarded $1,035,000 in WTB Funding
2013 May 08: Construction underway for Old Road Booster Station

Events & Meetings
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Sat Jul 4—Independence Day
Mon Jul 6—Bills are Due
Mon Jul 13—Bills & Water Notes Mailed
Mon Aug 3—Meter Reading Begins
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