Water Department

Hours of Operation | Mon – Fri |8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday

Water for the Village of Tijeras is provided exclusively from groundwater. The aquifers that supply this groundwater are located within the Sandia and Rio Grande Basins.

The Village is required by the New Mexico Environment Department to periodically sample and test the water supplied into the system. Click here to view the 2021 Consumer Confidence Report.

Village residents historically obtained potable water from private wells drilled into the underground aquifers.

 

Call Us

(505) 281-1220

Visit Us

12 Camino Municpal, Tijeras New Mexico 87059

Email Us

sapodaca@tijerasnm.gov

Meet The Team

The Mayor’s Office strives to serve its residents in a professional and exemplary manner. We provide excellent service to maintain the quality our residents deserve.

The Office is open Monday- Friday from 8:00AM- 5:00PM

Sonya Apodaca

Water Utility Adminstrative Assitant

This position is the main point of contact for all Water Utility related inquiries. The Water Utility Admin Assistant processes payment of monthly water bills, processes applications for new water service connections, manages work orders for the Water Department, manages the monthly meter reading process, and ensures the Water Department is running smoothly and serving the residents. 

 

Hector Castruita

Water Operator/Maintenece Tech

The Water Operator supervises and manages the water system, operations, constructions, maintenance repair, and replacements. The Water Operator shall be responsible for all the connections to the system. The Water Operator shall perform such duties in connection with the operation of the System as the Governing Body may prescribe.

The Water Operator is the point person for processing all water department matters with the Village of Tijeras.

Dominic Marks

Water Operator

The Water Operator supervises and manages the water system, operations, constructions, maintenance repair, and replacements. The Water Operator shall be responsible for all the connections to the system. The Water Operator shall perform such duties in connection with the operation of the System as the Governing Body may prescribe.

 

Pay Water Bill

The Village of Tijeras Water Department has come up with multiple ways in how to pay your water bill. Click the link below to learn all the different ways

How to Pay Water Bill

Hook Up to Water System

To better serve the community, all Village residents are able to hook up to the system.  The Village has currently constructed Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III of the Water System Master Plan, and is currently working on Phase IIII. Presently, the Village has two wells and two storage tanks, currently working on building an additional well. It is anticipated that the wells and
tanks will be able to supply the expansion of all of Phase IIII. Booster stations will be used to pump water to residences at higher elevations.

As a result of the Water System Master Plan, the Village developed a water ordinance to govern the rules and
regulations associated with the water system (click here to download the
ordinance). The ordinance outlines applicable fees associated with hooking up to and consuming Village

Application for Public Water Service