CHAMA, N.M. (KRQE)- Some residents in Rio Arriba County are under a boil water advisory. Thursday, the New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau said the water advisory is required for the Chama Water System.
The advisory was issued after the Chama Water System failed to report water quality data from their treatment system and at this time its quality cannot be determined. According to a release, New Mexico drinking water regulations require the system to notify its consumers of the violation and a boil advisory is issued no later than 24 hours after the failed report.
The Chama Water System serves approximately 1,570 people. The advisory is solely for the Chama Water System and does not extend to any other surrounding water systems.
Chama Water System users are advised to boil water for three minutes before:
- Making coffee, tea and other drinks
- Washing fruits and vegetables
- Using the water to feed a baby
- Brushing teeth
- Making ice
- Providing drinking water for pets
More information about boil water advisories in English and Spanish is available at https://www.env.nm.gov/drinking_water/boil-water-advisories/.