Upcoming Commission Meetings
• October 22: Commission Meeting
• November 12: Commission Meeting
• November 26: Commission Meeting
Water Tank Cleaning
The Water Plant has contracted to have all water tanks in the City cleaned.
Work is to be completed by Monday October 14, 2019.
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. Please contact the Water Plant at 334-7610 if you have questions or require assistance during this process.
San Juan County Office of Emergency Management
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) was notified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier today of a mine release into the Animas River north of Silverton, Colo. Discharges observed yesterday from the Silver Wing Mine in southern Colorado caused discoloration of the Animas River.
NMED is closely monitoring real-time data from the river in Colorado and New Mexico, which do not currently indicate any evidence of water quality impacts that could affect human health and the environment. EPA has not issued notice to close municipal drinking water supplies that use the Animas River, but the cities of Farmington and Aztec and Lower Valley Water Users Association have shut off water intakes to municipal drinking supplies in an abundance of caution.
NMED will provide additional information through its website and social media as it becomes available.
Phone Call Scams
It has been reported that Aztec citizens are receiving phone calls, asking for payment of your utility bill. The phone scammers claim they are working with the City of Aztec Electric Department. The City of Aztec Utility Office does not call to collect payments via phone calls.
Mark Your Calendar - Fall / Community Clean-Up
Community Cleanup Week - October 19-28
Acceptable items include regular household trash, appliances without refrigerant, green waste and bulky items, such as furniture and mattresses. Bring your excess household trash to one of two locations for these events:
• Convenience Center, 303 S. Ash Street
• Riverside Park, 500 S. Light Plant Road
Bulky Item Pickup Week - October 19-28
Acceptable items include household applicance, discarded furniture, swamp coolers, hot water heaters, and other items not suiteable for normal collection. (Limited to 75 pounds per item and 2 yards per collection. Unacceptable items include construction debris, junk cars, dirt, concrete. Certified Freon Removal tag must be affixed to appliance from a certified technician indicating Freon has been removed. You must call 505-327-6284 to schedule pickup by October 11. 2019
E-Waste Disposal Day - October 19
Residents can bring approved E- waste for free disposal on the Saturday of the commutnity cleanup to the Convenience Center located at 303 S. Ash Street. Approved items include telvisions, computers, monitors and similar electronic equipment. There is no fee for Aztec City Residents, but you must provide a current Aztec Utility Bill for proof of residency.
Yard Waste Event - November 11-15
Acceptable items include grass clippings, leaves, tree branches and brush. Items must be cut, bundled and tied at 50lb. maximum weight and 4ft. maximum length. Unacceptable items include dirt, stone, concrete, rock. No limbs larger than 3in. in diameter. There is a $30.00 fee per pickup and a 10 bag limit you will be billed directly form Waste Management. You must Call Waste Management at 505-327-6284 by November 8, 2019 to schedule curbside pickup.
➠ More Info (PDF 707 KB)
Electric Pole Testing
Please be advised that the City of Aztec has hired Utility Asset Management, to test power poles on our Electric Utility System. Utility Asset Management will need access to any power pole located on or near your property. Call the City of Aztec Electric Department at 505-334-7667 to allow access at a specific time. This project is estimated to begin Monday October 28, 2019 through the end of November 2019. Please feel free to contact us at 505-334-7667, if you have questions or concerns.
Stage 1 Water Shortage Emergency
The City of Aztec is in Stage 1 water shortage emergency and will remain in place until further notice. Stage 1 is voluntary.
⇩ Stage 1 Water Shortage Notice (PDF 41 KB)
⇩ Chapter 31 - Water Conservation and Drought Plan (PDF 110 KB)
Water Flow and Drought Conditions
➠ Animas River Gauge (Near Cedar Hill)
➠ Animas River Gauge (Below Aztec)
➠ Animas River Gauge (At Farmington)
➠ Drought Monitor
➠ Site Map