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  • Definitions & Terms
    Account Search Our Site Type a word or phrase in the search field below If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact us Your Drinking Water View Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Definiciones Y Términos Water Authority technicians performing pressurized line repairs Action Level The concentration of a contaminant which if exceeded triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow The Action Level is compared to the concentration detected in the 90th percentile sample Average The total of the amounts found in all samples divided by the number of samples taken Cryptosporidium A microbial pathogen found in surface water throughout the U S If ingested these parasites may produce symptoms of nausea stomach cramps diarrhea and associated headaches Detected The concentration of a substance measured at or above the USEPA specified Method Detection Limit Distribution System A network of pipes leading from a water tank to customers plumbing systems There are 3 100 miles of pipes in the distribution system Maximum Contaminant Level MCL The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology Maximum Contaminant Level Goal MCLG The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health MCLGs allow for a margin of safety Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level MRDL The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants Reservoir construction Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal MRDLG The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants MFL Million fibers per liter ND 1PPB Non detected at the USEPA Method Detection Limit specified in parentheses picoCuries per liter pCi L A measure of radioactivity Entry Point to the Distribution System EPTDS Ground water is moved from the wells to storage tanks in large diameter pipelines The water is treated along the way Treatment includes Disinfection with sodium hypochlorite Generated on site from table salt and water the product is like weak household bleach Addition of a phosphate based corrosion inhibitor to most well water supplies produced on the east side of the Rio Grande No corrosion inhibitor

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  • Definiciones Y Términos
    Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Definitions Terms Técnicos del Departamento del Agua hacienda reparaciones de las líneas de presión Nivel de Acción AL La concentración de un contaminante que si superado desencadena tratamiento u otros requisitos la cual el sistema de agua tiene que seguir Se compara el Nivel de Acción a la concentración detectado en el 90 por ciento de la muestra Promedio Average El total de las cantidades de una sustancia sumando todas las muestras dividido por el número de muestras Criptosporidio Un agente patogénico microbiano que se encuentra en el agua de superficial por los Estados Unidos Si se ingirieran estos parásitos podrían producir síntomas de nauseas calambres en el estómago diarrea y dolores de cabeza Detectado La concentración de una sustancia medida al o encima del Límite del método de Detección de la USEPA Sistema de Distribución Distribution System Una red de tuberías que lleva el agua desde un tanque de almacenamiento hasta las tuberías domesticas de los usuarios del sistema Hay 3 100 millas de tuberías en el sistema de agua El Nivel Máximo de Contaminante MCL El nivel más alto de un contaminante que se permite en el agua potable Se pone los MCLs lo más cerca posible a los MCLGs como posible usando la mejor tecnología de tratamiento disponible El Nivel de Meta Máximo de Contaminante MCLG El nivel de un contaminante en el agua potable debajo de un riesgo a la salud conocido o esperado MCLGs permite un margen de seguridad Nivel Máximo de Desinfectante Residual MRDL El nivel más alto de un desinfectante permitido en agua potable Hay evidencia convenible que la adición de un desinfectante es necesario para controlar los contaminantes microbianos Reservoir construction El Nivel de Meta Máximo de Desinfectante Residual MRDLG El nivel de un desinfectante de agua potable de un riesgo a la salud conocido o esperado MRDLGs no reflejan los beneficios del uso de desinfectantes para controlar los contaminantes microbianos ND 1 PPB No Detectado al Nivel del Método de Detección especificado en paréntesis MFL Millón de Fibres por Litro picoCuries por litro pCi L Una medida de la radioactividad Punto de Entrada Point of Entry Se mueve el agua subterránea desde los pozos hacia tanques de almacenamiento en tuberías de largo diámetro Se trata el agua por camino El tratamiento incluye Desinfección con hipoclorito sódico Generado en el sitio usando sal de mesa y agua el producto es como

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  • FAQ
    abcwua org back to top How can I learn more about Cross Connections To learn more visit U S EPA s website to review the Cross Connection Control Manual or the Water Authority s Cross Connections web page back to top Does our water meet EPA standards In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink USEPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems The water supplied to our customers meets or is better than all federal and state drinking water standards The Water Authority water quality monitoring program not only meets all requirements but performs additional monitoring to assure our customers that our water is of the highest quality back to top What substances do we test for USEPA requires routine monitoring for more than 80 regulated substances and 25 unregulated substances Our monitoring program tests for more than 180 substances in wells treated surface water and water tanks and at customer water taps at representative sampling points throughout the water distribution system This site contains information on substances that were tested for and not found back to top Who analyzes these samples Most samples are analyzed by either the New Mexico Department of Health s Scientific Laboratory Division or the Water Authority s Water Quality Laboratory SLD is the only USEPA certified laboratory in the state The WQL is certified by the New Mexico Environment Department to perform drinking water analysis For a list of certified laboratories contact the NMED Drinking Water Bureau back to top What if a contaminant is found in the water If a sample failed to meet one of these standards the Water Authority would take immediate action to confirm the finding correct the problem and would issue an alert with guidance on how to protect yourself and your family until the problem was corrected back to top What is the pH of Albuquerque s water The pH level ranges from 6 7 to 8 3 in distribution The average pH is 7 5 Note pH is measured on a scale of 0 to 14 A pH of 7 is neutral a pH level above 7 indicates alkalinity and pH levels of less than 7 indicate acidity You can find the pH of water in your distribution zone on this web site back to top How hard is my water Hardness refers to the calcium and magnesium content of water Since December 2008 treated surface water and groundwater from both sides of the river have been blended and served throughout the system Depending on the sources and blend the hardness will range from moderately hard to hard This site contains information regarding the variation in hardness in the distribution system as well as the hardness in your water distribution zone back to top How do I convert hardness in parts per million to grains per gallon Hardness levels are usually expressed in one of two different units parts per million PPM or grains

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  • FAQ - Spanish
    la cantidad de ciertos contaminantes en el agua El agua distribuida a nuestros clientes cumple con o supera todas las regulaciones federales y estatales El programa de monitoreo de agua del Departamento del Agua no solamente cumple con todos los requerimientos sino también realiza pruebas adicionales para asegurar a nuestros clientes que el agua es de la más alta calidad back to top Cuáles sustancias son analizados La USEPA requiere la continua vigilancia de más de 80 substancias reguladas y de 25 sustancias no reguladas Nuestro programa de monitoreo hace pruebas en más de 180 sustancias en los pozos agua superficial tratada los tanques de almacenamiento y en las llaves del cliente ubicados en sitios representativos en todo el sistema de distribución Este sitio del internet contiene información sobre las sustancias que fueron probadas pero que no se detectaron back to top Quién estudia las muestras La mayoría de las muestras son analizadas por la Oficina del Laboratorio Científico del Departamento de Salud de Nuevo México por el Laboratorio de la Calidad de Agua del Departamento del Agua La Oficina del Laboratorio Científico SLD es el único laboratorio certificado por la USEPA en el estado El Laboratorio de la Calidad de Agua WQL está certificado por el Departamento del Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México para realizar análisis de agua potable Para una lista de los laboratorios certificados comuníquese con la Oficina de Agua Potable en el Departamento del Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México back to top Qué ocurre cuando se detecta un contaminante en el agua Si una muestra no cumple con uno de las normas el Departamento del Agua tomaría acción inmediata para confirmar la falla corregiría el problema y emitiría una alerta con instrucciones de como protegerse a si mismo y a su familia hasta que se resuelva el problema back to top Cuál es el pH del agua de Albuquerque El nivel de pH está entre 6 7 a 8 3 en el Sistema de Distribución El promedio de pH es 7 5 Nota el pH se mide en una escala de 0 a 14 Un pH de 7 es neutral un nivel de pH de más de 7 indica la alcalinidad y los niveles de pH de menos de 7 indican la acidez Localice el pH en su zona de distribución en esta página del internet back to top Cuál es la dureza de nuestra agua potable La dureza se refiere al contenido de calcio y magnesio del agua Desde 2008 agua tratada superficial y subterránea de ambos lados del río ha sido combinado y servido por el sistema Dependiendo de la fuente y la combinación la variación de la dureza es moderadamente duro hacia duro Este sitio del Internet contiene información con respecto a la variación de dureza en el sistema de distribución como la dureza en su zona de distribución back to top Cómo se convierte la dureza de PPM a granos por galón Los niveles de dureza por lo general se representan en

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  • What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants
    of Advertised Positions Salary and Benefits Video Job Descriptions Your Water Authority Overview Org Chart Governing Board Finances Legislation Ordinances Customer Conversations Technical Customer Advisory Committee TCAC Membership Application Water Protection Advisory Board Location Contacts Home Students Teachers Businesses Sewer System View Your Account Search Our Site Type a word or phrase in the search field below If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact us Your Drinking Water View Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Drinking water including bottled water may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency s USEPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline 800 426 4791 The sources of drinking water both tap water and bottled water include rivers lakes streams ponds reservoirs springs and wells As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and in some cases radioactive material and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or human activity Contaminants that may be present in source water include Microbial contaminants such as viruses and bacteria which may come from sewage treatment plants septic systems agricultural livestock operations and wildlife Inorganic contaminants such as salts and metals which can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater discharges industrial or domestic wastewater discharges oil and gas production mining or farming Pesticides and herbicides which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture urban stormwater runoff and residential uses Organic chemical contaminants including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals which are by products of industrial processes and petroleum production and can also come from gas stations urban stormwater runoff and septic systems Radioactive contaminants which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink USEPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health Special Notice For Immuno Compromised Persons Usted puede encontrar esta información en el Informe de Calidad del Agua en Español Some people may be more vulnerable to

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  • Overview
    Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Meetings Agendas Overview Water Waste Overview Enforcement Report Water Waste Variances Exemptions Overview Time of Day Exemption Application Form Water Waste Variance Application Form Video Requests Water Waste Violation Videos Equipment Malfunction Latest News Work for Us Why Work for Us Current Openings Overview Positions Requiring Workkeys What is Workkeys Status of Advertised Positions Salary and Benefits Video Job Descriptions Your Water Authority Overview Org Chart Governing Board Finances Legislation Ordinances Customer Conversations Technical Customer Advisory Committee TCAC Membership Application Water Protection Advisory Board Location Contacts Home Students Teachers Businesses Sewer System View Your Account Search Our Site Type a word or phrase in the search field below If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact us Your Drinking Water View Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental

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  • Drought Management Strategy
    River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Meetings Agendas Overview Water Waste Overview Enforcement Report Water Waste Variances Exemptions Overview Time of Day Exemption Application Form Water Waste Variance Application Form Video Requests Water Waste Violation Videos Equipment Malfunction Latest News Work for Us Why Work for Us Current Openings Overview Positions Requiring Workkeys What is Workkeys Status of Advertised Positions Salary and Benefits Video Job Descriptions Your Water Authority Overview Org Chart Governing Board Finances Legislation Ordinances Customer Conversations Technical Customer Advisory Committee TCAC Membership Application Water Protection Advisory Board Location Contacts Home Students Teachers Businesses Sewer System View Your Account Search Our Site Type a word or phrase in the search field below If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact us Your Drinking Water View Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information The purpose of the Drought Management Strategy is to reduce water use during a drought consistent with the goals and objectives of the Water Resources Management Strategy The water savings that are targeted during declaration of various stages of drought are intended to be short term measures capable of producing water savings over time periods ranging from one month to one year but no longer Implementation

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  • Water Resources Management Strategy
    Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental Impact Living River Fund Cross Connections Fluoride Information Meetings Agendas Overview Water Waste Overview Enforcement Report Water Waste Variances Exemptions Overview Time of Day Exemption Application Form Water Waste Variance Application Form Video Requests Water Waste Violation Videos Equipment Malfunction Latest News Work for Us Why Work for Us Current Openings Overview Positions Requiring Workkeys What is Workkeys Status of Advertised Positions Salary and Benefits Video Job Descriptions Your Water Authority Overview Org Chart Governing Board Finances Legislation Ordinances Customer Conversations Technical Customer Advisory Committee TCAC Membership Application Water Protection Advisory Board Location Contacts Home Students Teachers Businesses Sewer System View Your Account Search Our Site Type a word or phrase in the search field below If you are unable to find the information you are looking for please contact us Your Drinking Water View Sub Navigation Overview Water Quality Report Overview Download Report English Spanish Water Quality by Distribution Zone SWTP Source Finished Water Monitoring Substances Not Found Distribution System Compliance Monitoring Lead Copper Arsenic Compliance Health Effects Water Quality Variation Arsenic Variation Chlorine Residual Variation Fluoride Variation Hardness Variation pH Variation Sodium Variation Resources Information Resources Recursos de Información Definitions Terms Definiciones Y Términos FAQ FAQ Spanish What USEPA Says About Drinking Water Contaminants Resource Management Our Water Resources Drought Management Strategy Water Resources Management Strategy San Juan Chama Project Overview Diversion and Recharge Data Environmental

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