DBS&A is currently providing on-call engineering and related services to the NMED Drinking Water Bureau to perform statewide assistance and training services for public water systems (PWSs) and public wastewater systems in New Mexico. DBS&A provides services to return PWSs to compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and build the capacity of systems for long-term fundability and sustainability.
So far, DBS&A has prepared Source Water Protection Plans (SWPPs) for groundwater systems including Los Lunas, Portales, Rio Rancho, San Juan County, Bernalillo, Eldorado Water & Sanitation District, Texico, Alcalde Mutual Domestic Water Consumer’s Association, Union del Llano, and Santa Fe. SWPPs for surface water systems have been prepared for Las Vegas, Bloomfield, and Farmington. DBS&A professionals conduct introductory and closing meetings for all SWPPs to explain the source water protection process and the preliminary findings of potential sources of contamination (PSOCs).
On March 1, DBS&A scientist, Julie Kutz, presented final recommendations to members of the Los Lunas Source Water Protection Team and the public. Read more in Deborah Fox’s article on the news-bulletin.com, serving Valencia County since 1910.
Through DBS&A’s on-call contract, we provide PWSs and public wastewater systems with training and deliverables to address various technical, managerial, financial, and planning topics. Major categories of work are technical assistance, water loss control, managerial and financial assistance (including preparation of funding applications), source water and wellhead protection, sustainable water infrastructure project readiness, and asset management. Our professionals also conduct ongoing Revised Total Coliform Rule, Water Quality Sampler, and Distribution System Sampling Plan training. Click here for more information.