Is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems.
The Department adheres to strict regulatory compliance in accordance with the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
Kyle Leon, Operations Manager
Wastewater Level 1, Water Systems level 2
Patrice Juanico, Office Assistant
On-Call Number: (505) 414-4103
The Operations Department is responsible for the complete oversight and management of the water and wastewater systems. While providing safe water delivery and wastewater management, it adheres to federal and tribal laws.
Using technological systems such as SCADA along with manual monitoring, the UA operations department manages approximately 407,984 LF or 77.27 miles of pipe. In addition to the extensive piping network, 6 - water wells, 2 filtration systems and 9-storage tanks are overseen and managed annually.
Using technological systems such as SCADA along with manual monitoring, the UA manages 19 active lagoon systems, which includes 8 paired systems, and 2 systems with 3 cells. The operations department also maintains 6 sewage lift stations, with standby systems in the event a lift station becomes inoperable.
Systems Operations & Maintenance
Water Wells - Primary source of the distribution system for domestic use. Tanks - Storage capacity for fire suppression and emergencies. Pipes/Valves & Appurtenances - Conveyance systems. Compliance - Treating, testing and reporting. Regulatory Agency - EPA Region 6
Sewer Lagoons - Aeration lagoons; minimal maintenance. Lift Stations - Mechanically operated to force transfer of waste water. Pipes & Appurtenances - Conveyance system. Compliance - Treating, testing and reporting. Regulatory Agency -EPA Region 6