Legislation & Ordinances

Under New Mexico state law (NMSA 1978, Section 72-1-10), the Water Authority has the power to “set policy and regulate, supervise and administer the water and wastewater utility of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, including the determination and imposition of rates for services.”

Following are ordinances adopted by the Water Authority in accordance with the powers granted by the Legislature:

Section 1 – Water and Sewer Rates
Adopted 6/23/04 (O-04-1), Amended 6/22/05 (O-05-1), Amended 12/21/05 (O-05-5), Amended 5/17/06 (O-06-4), Amended 8/16/06 (O-06-5), Amended 6/20/07 (O-07-5), Amended 9/19/07 (O-07-8), Amended 8/20/08 (O-08-5), Amended 1/28/09 (O-08-6) , Amended 4/22/09 (O-09-2), Amended 5/20/09 (O-09-3) , Amended 6/22/11 (O-11-1), Amended 6/20/12 (O-12-1), Amended 6/19/13 (O-13-1), Amended 5/21/2014 (O-14-1), Amended 6/17/15 (O-15-3), Amended 5/18/16 (O-16-1), Amended 5/17/17 (O-17-1), Amended 5/23/18 (O-18-4), Amended 5/22/19 (O-19-2), Amended 5/20/20 (O-20-3)

Section 2 – Budget Policies and Procedures
Adopted 12/8/04 (O-04-6), Amended 3/15/06 (O-06-1)

Section 3 – Sewer Use and Wastewater Control
Adopted 12/21/05 (O-05-6), Amended 12/16/2009 (O-09-8), Amended 1/29/2014 (O-13-3), Amended 6-23-21 (O-21-2)

Section 4 – Water Waste Reduction
Adopted 5/17/06 (O-06-3), Amended 1/17/08 (O-07-13), Repealed (O-07-13) & Adopted (O-08-2) 3/19/08, Amended 1/28/09 (O-08-7), Amended 5/20/09 (O-09-4), Amended 3/21/18 (O-18-1)

Section 6 – Selection Advisory Committee (Repealed)
Adopted 4/18/07 (O-07-3), Amended 11/14/07 (O-07-12), Repealed (O-18-3)

Section 7 – Water & Wastewater System Expansion
Adopted 5/23/07 (O-07-4), Amended 9/19/07 (O-07-9)

Section 8 – Cross Connection Prevention and Control Ordinance
Adopted 8/20/08 (O-07-7), Amended 8/1/18 (O-18-6)

Section 10 – Merit System and Labor Management Relations
Merit System Adopted 4/18/07 (O-07-1), Labor Mgmt Relations Adopted 4/18/07 (O-07-2), Merit System Amended 11/14/07 (O-07-11)