Upcoming Projects

Below is a list of projects that the Association is current designing for construction. The projects below all currently have funding secured and should be under construction within the next 12 months. Continue to watch our website for updates on each of the projects. Once they are being advertised for bid they will move to our page for Current Projects.


Southeast Collection System - Final Phase

We are excited to begin our final phase of the Southeast Collection System Project.  The project is currently at 95% complete for design and is being reviewed by the funding agency. This phase is expected to begin construction in Winter of 2021. The construction will include the installation of approximately 55,000 Linear Feet (LF) of 4 ‐ inch, 6 ‐ inch. 8 ‐ inch, and 10 ‐ inch vacuum sewer pipe and related infrastructure including vacuum calve pits and buffer tanks. There will be over 500 new sewer connection that will be installed including service piping, wyes, cleanouts, air terminals, and septic tank abandonment.

This project will provide over 600 homes the option to connect to the sewer system and have their septic tank or cesspool removed. The project has received $15,252,100 in funding with $11,026,100 in grant funds and $4,226,000 in a low cost loan. The funding for this project will include covering the cost of the impact fee or decommissioning of septic tank and cesspools for customers in the project area for over 500 homes. Starting March 1, 2021, the Association will begin accepting applications for homeowners who wish to connect to the system. The grant funds that will pay for the impact fee, decommissioning of the septic tank or cesspool, as well as the customers connection to the system will be granted on a first come first serve basis. Once we run out of funding for that part of the project any homes who wish to connect will be required to pay the full connection and impact fee as well as hire a certified plumber to complete the work on their private property.  Below is a brief presentation on the project. Please contact one of our Customer Service Representatives for more information on signing up for service. 

Project Presentation

SE Collection Map

Contractor: Unknown at this time

Engineer: Bohannan Huston, Inc.

Funding Agency: United State Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Rural Utilities Service

Funding Amount: $15,252,100


Picacho Hills Arroyo Project

The first phase of this project will be to create a Preliminary Engineering Report for potential improvements for the protection of the wastewater manholes and wastewater mains in the arroyos. There are a number of wastewater mains that run through various arroyos located in Picacho Hills. Over the past several years there has been some deterioration of some of the wastewater infrastructure in these arroyos. This project will provide options for address the best way to adequately secure the wastewater infrastructure in these areas. The Preliminary Engineering Report will recommend the best option for the Association for protecting the infrastructure if necessary. 

Engineer: Bohannan Huston, Inc.

Funding Agency: New Mexico Capital Outlay Funds (Representative Rudy Martinez)

Funding Amount: $50,000


West Mesa Water System Project

The project is to plan for the upgrade of the existing water system and expand to an unserved area. Currently the system has 2 and 4 inch thin walled water lines with no fire protection. The system is currently being served by the Picacho Hills water system due to the two current wells in the existing system exceed the maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for uranium. The planning phase will look at options for constructing a new water well, new water tank, 6, 8, and 10 water lines to serve the existing customer as well as a large unserved area. The project will provide  for safe and reliable water source, better water pressure, fire protection, and service for homes who currently have no option other than shallow water wells. The upcoming project is only funded for the planning stage. We will be seeking funding for the design and construction of the project as we get close to finalizing the Preliminary Engineering Report. 

Engineer: Bohannan Huston, Inc.

Funding Agency: New Mexico Finance Authority Colonias Infrastructure Board

Funding Amount: $93,533


Dona Ana Water Tank Rehabilitation

We have recently finished the planning and design for the rehabilitation of the four water tanks in Dona Ana. Due to the age of the tanks (20 to 35 years), our engineers have recommended that all four water storage tanks be sandblasted and recoated with an epoxy-based coating for the interior and a polymer-based coating for the exterior surfaces. These tanks provide the water storage for over 4,000 homes in our service area. It was also recommended that an investigation of the current corrosion levels should be completed for each of the tanks during construction in order to determine the necessary replacement, if any, of steel components prior to recoating. We are currently seeking funding for the construction phase of this project. 

Engineer: Bohannan Huston, Inc.

Funding Agency: Unknown

Funding Amount: Unknown

Contact Info

Jennifer Horton
Executive Director
PO Box 866, Dona Ana, NM 88032
(575) 526-3491

Bohannan Huston
(575) 532-8670
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