State providing drinking water for repopulated communities affected by wildfires

State of New Mexico DHSEM Information


May 13, 2022

State providing drinking water for repopulated communities affected by wildfires

Drinking water available for customers of systems under precautionary water advisory

SANTA FE – Beginning today, the state will deliver drinking water to individuals living in areas where evacuation orders have been lifted and  are served by water systems under a temporary precautionary water advisory.

Residents needing free, safe drinking water may bring clean, empty containers to the following locations for fill-up:

  • San Miguel County: 9-11 a.m. at Mike Mateo Sena Elementary School, 12 County Road A-1, Sapello, NM 87745
  • Mora County: 1-3 p.m. at Mora County Courthouse Parking Lot, 1 Court House Dr, Mora, NM 87732

Water will be available at the specified times and locations every day until the precautionary water advisories for local water systems in the area have been lifted or until further notice. For more information, contact Stephen Connolly at or 505-470-8495.

Systems currently under a precautionary water advisory are:

System Name County Population Served
Pendaries MDWCA San Miguel 500
Pendaries RV Resort San Miguel 320
Mike Mateo Elementary School San Miguel 50
Camp Blue Haven San Miguel 150
El Porvenir Christian Camp San Miguel 175
Buena Vista MDWCA Mora 225
Cleveland MDWCA Mora 270
Mora Inn & RV Mora 75
Ledoux MDWCA Mora 168
Mora MDWCA Mora 1,100
South Holman MDWCA Mora 35
Agua Negra MDWCA Mora 242
Upper Holman MDWCA Mora 325
San Antonio de Cleveland MDWCA Mora 269
North Cleveland MDWCA Mora 82
Agua Pura MDWCA Mora 357
Guadalupita MDWCA Mora 82

Until individual systems ensure water is safe to drink, residents are advised to use alternate sources of water.