Our Mission

A non-profit organization of people dedicated to water conservation issues. Individuals from municipal, industrial, institutional, and commercial sectors have joined together in an effort to exchange information, provide education, and work collaboratively to help ensure a positive water future for the state.

Latest News


2018 NMWCA Board Members

New NMWCA board members were elected for the 2018 term on January 31, 2018. They are:

  • Richard Chapman, President – Owner/Manager, Smart Use, LLC
  • Patricio Pacheco, Vice-President – Water Conservation Education and Compliance Specialist, City of Santa Fe
  • Carlos Bustos, Secretary – Water Conservation Program Manager, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
  • Elizabeth Barriga, Board Member – Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Gallup

Louie Aguilar, Water Conservation Specialist, City of Rio Rancho, will serve as Membership Coordinator, and Megan Marsee, Water Conservation and Resource Manager, Bernalillo County, will be Web Site Coordinator. Congratulations to new Board Members!



The Alliance’s membership consists of about 35 people who meet on odd-number months. The date and times are set at the beginning of the year and the location rotates. Please check meeting schedule for upcoming meetings.

A portion of each Alliance meeting is also spent sharing what’s going on in “each person’s world” relative to water conservation.

Why Join The Alliance


Enjoy the Following Membership Benefits:

  • networking with other conservation professionals statewide
  • latest information on new water conservation technology, programs and issues
  • participation in cooperative water conservation workshops
  • presentations on water conservation topics


Projects & Events


The Alliance has Participated in the Following Projects and Events:

  • served as a sponsor and registrar of water conservation workshops for industrial, commercial, and institutional water users
  • sponsored water conservation workshops for the semiconductor industry
  • served as a sponsor of water conservation workshops for municipal water utilities
  • provided regional and statewide speakers for Water Conservation Conferences
  • established partnerships to publish and distribute materials on xeriscape and rainwater harvesting

Contact Us

New Mexico Water Conservation Alliance
PO Box 4133
Gallup, NM 87305-4133
Phone: 505-453-0027

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NMWCA Membership Fees:

Join Our Membership


Annual membership fees are $35 for individuals and $300 for corporations and other organizations (up to 10 members). If members choose not to pay the fees, they may still attend the Alliance meetings. However, members who pay the fees will gain voting privileges, and the fees will help support the many water conservation activities the Alliance sponsors.

To join, print and complete the membership form.


Richard Chapman

Carlos Bustos

Patricio Pacheco
Vice President


Elizabeth Barriga
Board Member