Oct 25, 2016

See the 2016 draft annual report on the county’s strategy for keeping pollutants out of the Rio Grande

Sandoval County has published a draft of its Annual Report on its program for keeping pollutants from flowing into the Rio Grande. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires local entities to publish these annual reports for public review and comment.

Sandoval County has been required to publish this annual report since 2015, when it was issued a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for storm water discharges from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) located in the Middle Rio Grande Watershed in the State of New Mexico.

The MS4 NPDES permit offers discharge authorization to regulated MS4s within the boundaries of the Bureau of the Census-designated 2000 and 2010 Albuquerque Urbanized Areas and any other MS4s in the watershed

The county’s draft Annual Report is available for public inspection and comment through January 11, 2017.

Interested citizens can view the plan online by clicking here. A paper copy of the plan is available for inspection at the Sandoval County Public Works Department, 2708 Iris Rd NE in Rio Rancho.

Questions about the plan should be directed to:

Fred Marquez, Project Manager
Sandoval County Public Works