NMRWA’s water and wastewater conferences are the industry training events in the state and bring together board members, managers, operators, regulators, industry representatives, funding agency staff, lawmakers and community leaders.

The 14th Annual NMRWA Annual Southern Fall Conference will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University Avenue, Las Cruces, on October 1-3, 2024.



Map showing available booths at this link:  Exhibit Hall Interactive Map

Conference Schedule Coming Soon!

EXHIBITORS and ATTENDEES – Please complete the registration form located at this link:  2024 FALL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.   Click on “Select Registration Type” and complete the registration form.

LODGING AVAILABLE at this link: Courtyard by Marriott at NMSU, 456 E University Avenue, Las Cruces.  Hotel reservations must be made by September 15, 2024, in order to receive the $169 conference rate.  Or call the hotel at (575) 526-1722 and ask for Reservations.  Make a reservation under group block “NM RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION.”

We are excited to continue the tradition of hosting this conference and look forward to seeing you there!

Questions about registration?  Contact Ruth Cox at ruth@nullnmrwa.org or (505) 933-0413.




Lead & Copper Workshops in May and June 2024

Thank you to our NMRWA 46th Annual Conference Sponsors!

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Welcome to New Mexico Rural Water

The New Mexico Rural Water Association (NMRWA) is a non-profit organization with over 480 water and wastewater system members, representing over 1,297,000 New Mexicans. NMRWA strives to provide the highest quality training and technical assistance and to represent the legislative and regulatory interests of our members.



120Water and New Mexico Rural Water Association Announce New Partnership

Collaboration Will Equip Water Systems Across New Mexico with Resources and Tools to Comply with Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR)

ZIONSVILLE, IN & ALBUQUERQUE, NM (May 2, 2022) – 120Water and New Mexico Rural Water Association (NMRWA) announced a new partnership that will expand the technical assistance and support available to NMRWA members, with a focus on equipping systems with tools and resources to successfully manage water quality programs related to lead and other contaminants. The partnership will also include resources available to water systems as they prepare to meet new regulatory expectations due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR).

“The new regulations regarding lead and copper will place more requirements on all water systems, and further strain the resources of small and rural water systems in particular.” said NMRWA Executive Director,  Bill Conner.

As the leading end-to-end solution for managing critical lead and drinking water programs, 120Water enables local and state governments, water systems and facilities to manage water quality and prioritize investments that protect public health. The 120Water solution — which will be available with preferred pricing to NMRWA members — automates actions needed to meet compliance requirements, such as LCR, and ensures timely and transparent communication with stakeholders and the public.

“With infrastructure funding and the LCR revisions here, this is a timely partnership to help NMRWA members get ahead of the curve,” said Lowell Huffman, Director of Partnership at 120Water. “Providing water professionals with the tools to efficiently operate water quality programs will not only help them meet compliance and access funding opportunities, but to safeguard water quality and protect public health.”

New Mexico water systems interested in learning more about this partnership, preferred pricing, and the resources available to them may contact Bill Conner.

Rural water associations interested in learning more about similar partnerships may contact 120Water’s Association Partnerships Manager, Jeff Biberdorf.


120Water is the comprehensive solution used by water professionals across the country to manage critical lead and drinking water programs. Comprised of secure cloud-based software, services and point of use kits, 120Water’s solution provides tailored workflows for complying with lead and water quality programs that protect public health. Their team of water, policy and technology experts have supported over 7,000 sampling events across the country, partnering with water systems and government agencies such as Citizens Energy Group, the City of Providence, RI, the City of Asheville, NC, and Chicago Public Schools to protect public health and provide clean drinking water to all communities. To learn more, visit 120Water.com or follow them on Twitter @120_Water.


ABOUT New Mexico Rural Water Association

New Mexico Rural Water Association (NMRWA) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to helping communities provide safe drinking water and wastewater services through on-site technical assistance, specialized training, and legislative support. NMRWA members are water and wastewater systems, businesses, and individuals dedicated to protecting public health every day. We are a state affiliate of the National Rural Water Association, America’s largest utility membership organization representing over 31,000 public water and wastewater systems nationwide.