Information for Members

Please conserve water

We would like everybody to conserve water until we get rain.

With the hot weather, we are seeing extraordinary water demand. We are able to keep up, but just barely.

We would like everyone to please:
– defer filling or topping up swimming pools
– make sure landscape watering is what you really need
– fix any leaks with irrigation systems or swamp coolers
– watch out for fugitive water in the neighborhood, such as along roads

Normal inside water use is not a problem. Swamp coolers are fine, as long as they are not leaking.

Last updated: Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:30 PM

Public Documents

Here is some information that may be interest to residents of La Mesa and Sundance Mesa.

Electronic Billing

To save effort and paper, we strongly encourage everybody to get their monthly water bill as an email message. In the upper right of your bill is the email address we have on record for you. Please check to make certain it is correct. Contact:

There is no extra charge for this service.

Monitor water use with EyeOnWater

To reduce water lost to leaks or unintentional use, such as a hose left running, we have installed smart water meters on all houses. We strongly encourage everybody to take advantage of this capability.

  • See your water use on the EyeOnWater website or smartphone app
    • Sign up with
    • Enter 3-digit account number
    • Provide email address
    • Can delegate to a family member or friend, who does not have to be in Placitas
  • Set EyeOnWater alert to get an email or text message if there is a steady leak
  • Regularly check EyeOnWater to make sure water use is what is intended

There is no extra charge for this service.

Emergency Contact List

Occasionally we have disruptions in service or other situations where we need to urgently communicate with our members. We have an email list to notify members of water emergencies and other issues in their immediate neighborhood. The list will not be used for any other purpose. The list is voluntary, but we urge you to take advantage of this opportunity. If you wish to be on the list, send your e-mail and street address to

We can also send you an alert as a text message to your cell phone. If you would like that, please send your cell phone number and your carrier (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) to

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors meet monthly, generally on the first Wednesday of the month. Because of the pandemic, meetings are being held as teleconference calls (rather than at the Placitas Community Library). The meetings are open to all members, and those with unresolved complaints or presentations they wish to make are encouraged to participate. The agenda is posted at the mail boxes prior to each meeting.

Times and dates may change to accommodate board members.

  • August 5, 2020, 9:15 AM
  • September 2, 2020, 9:15 AM
  • October 7, 2020, 9:15 AM
  • November 4, 2020, 9:15 AM
  • December 2, 2020, 9:15 AM

Septic Systems

The US Environmental Protection Agency has some very useful information about septic systems on a web page called SepticSmart. You may want to print the one page flyer, “The Dos and Don’ts of Your Septic System“.

You may also want to see the New Mexico Environment Department web page on Liquid Waste Program (Septic Tank Program)

Historical Documents

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