Subject: Drinking Water Notice
From: Jennifer OBrien, Facilities & Services, NMSU, 646-2101
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 09:36:00 -0600
To: Nmsu-abcd

Monitoring requirements not met for
New Mexico State University
WSS# 287-07

New Mexico State University violated a drinking water monitoring requirement. Even though this was not an emergency, as our customers, you have the right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the compliance periods of January 01, 2004 through December 31, 2006 we 'did not monitor' for Total Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.

What This Means

There is nothing you need to do at this time. The table below lists the contaminant(s) we did not properly test for, how often we are supposed to sample for it and how many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which follow-up samples were (or will be) taken.

Contaminant Required sampling frequency Number of samples taken When all samples should have been taken A sample was taken on
Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids
1 sample of each during each quarterly compliance period 0
Compliance periods January 01, 2004 through December 31, 2006 March 29, 2007

Steps We Are Taking

Samples were submitted on March 29, 2007. Samples dating back to 2003 show that the standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency for Total Trialomethanes and Haloacetic Acids in drinking water had been met. For more information, please contact David Bollschweiler at 505-646-7844.

Jennifer OBrien                        Email:
Facilities & Services                         Voice: 575-646-2101
New Mexico State Univ., Box 30001, MSC 3545     Fax: 575-646-1460
Las Cruces, NM 88003