Information for Members

Notice of Elections

The La Mesa Water Cooperative will hold elections for four positions on its Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Placitas Community Library.

  • A mail-in ballot and biographies of the candidates will be enclosed with your monthly bill in early March.
  • Write in candidates are permitted and nominations may also be made from the floor during the Annual Meeting.
  • Nominees from the floor must be present at the Annual Meeting, or have a representative present, to (1) give a brief oral biography and (2) agree to serve if elected. Nominees who do not fulfill these requirements will be disqualified.

Director Candidates Needed

The only qualifications are that the candidate is a member of the Cooperative in good standing and has an interest in planning, operating, and maintaining our water system.

  • Prior experience on a nonprofit board or knowledge of water systems is helpful, but it is not necessary. We will provide on-the-job training.
  • We do much of our work by e-mail, so familiarity with e-mail and an available internet connection are expected.
  • We meet every month (generally the first Wednesday) where critical information is exchanged and decisions reached, so it is important to attend meetings.

To become a candidate, please submit a one-paragraph biography by March 1, 2020. You can enclose it with your February payment or e-mail it to

This is your opportunity to help to ensure an adequate supply of clean water for today and for future generations.

Public Documents

Here is some information that may be interest to residents of La Mesa and Sundance Mesa.

Electronic Billing

To save effort and paper, we strongly encourage everybody to get their monthly water bill as an email message. In the upper right of your bill is the email address we have on record for you. Please check to make certain it is correct. Contact:

There is no extra charge for this service.

Monitor water use with EyeOnWater

To reduce water lost to leaks or unintentional use, such as a hose left running, we have installed smart water meters on all houses. We strongly encourage everybody to take advantage of this capability.

  • See your water use on the EyeOnWater website or smartphone app
    • Sign up with
    • Enter 3-digit account number
    • Provide email address
    • Can delegate to a family member or friend, who does not have to be in Placitas
  • Set EyeOnWater alert to get an email or text message if there is a steady leak
  • Regularly check EyeOnWater to make sure water use is what is intended

There is no extra charge for this service.

Emergency Contact List

Occasionally we have disruptions in service or other situations where we need to urgently communicate with our members. We have an email list to notify members of water emergencies and other issues in their immediate neighborhood. The list will not be used for any other purpose. The list is voluntary, but we urge you to take advantage of this opportunity. If you wish to be on the list, send your e-mail and street address to

We can also send you an alert as a text message to your cell phone. If you would like that, please send your cell phone number and your carrier (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) to

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors meet monthly, generally on the first Wednesday of the month, at the Placitas Community Library at 10:00 am. The meetings are open to all members, and those with unresolved complaints or presentations they wish to make are encouraged to attend. The agenda is posted at the mail boxes prior to each meeting.

Times and dates may change to accommodate board members.

  • March 4, 2020
  • April 1, 2020
  • April 22, 2020 Annual Meeting
  • May 6, 2020
  • June 10, 2020 (2nd Wednesday to accommodate voting)
  • July 1, 2020
  • August 5, 2020
  • September 2, 2020
  • October 7, 2020
  • November 11, 2020 (2nd Wednesday to accommodate voting)

Septic Systems

The US Environmental Protection Agency has some very useful information about septic systems on a web page called SepticSmart. You may want to print the one page flyer, “The Dos and Don’ts of Your Septic System“.

You may also want to see the New Mexico Environment Department web page on Liquid Waste Program (Septic Tank Program)

Historical Documents

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