The Water Authority, working in cooperation with the United States Air Force and the New Mexico Environment Department, is closely monitoring the decades-old jet fuel spill that has contaminated the groundwater beneath Kirtland Air Force Base and nearby neighborhoods.

The Air Force began operation in 2015 of a series of extraction wells to begin cleaning up the contamination, and to date no municipal drinking water wells have been affected by the spill.  The closest drinking water wells in the possible path of the jet fuel plume are monitored on a regular basis to ensure that no contamination has occurred. For more information on the progress of the cleanup operation, please visit