Doing Business in Rio Rancho


Water and Waste Water

The City provides water and waste water services to all of Rio Rancho, except the recently annexed Quail Ranch Development that is being served by New Mexico Utilities. Groundwater is Rio Rancho’s sole water source. The City has water rights permits that meet current and near-term demand. The City’s long-term water plans include future acquisition for 24,000 acre-feet of water rights, future acquisition for wells, water storage and pumping; and acquisition for water treatment of arsenic. The City water and waste water system is comprised of six waste water treatment plants and nineteen separate water wells.

New construction projects in the City are subject to Impact Fees. To be directed to the Impact Fee page, CLICK HERE.

Other prospective businesses considering constructing new locations in the City have the ability to determine the status of water and waste water services to the sites under consideration. The form to request this service can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

For more information, see the City's website at or visit the Rio Rancho’s water/waste water customer service office located at 4100 Southern Boulevard, Suite 100, Rio Rancho New Mexico, 87124, Telephone: (505) 891-5020.