Utilities Department

The City of Alamogordo Utilities Department is responsible for the daily operations, maintenance, and repair of the City's utility infrastructure. The Department is also responsible for overseeing refuse collection, day-to-day operations of the Otero-Greentree Regional Landfill and convenience center/solid waste transfer station. Our staff take pride in ensuring these services are dependable, a good value for the money, and delivered with the customer in mind.

The divisions making up the Utilities Department are:

  • Customer Service
  • Information Technology
  • Solid Waste
  • Utility Maintenance
  • Wastewater Reclamation
  • Water Production

Water ProductionFresnal Middle Fork Ditch Diversion Division

The Water Production Division is responsible for all water treatment activities, oversight of water treatment projects, and water rights management. This division operates two surface water treatment facilities, three groundwater disinfection facilities, one brackish water reverse osmosis treatment facility, eleven groundwater wells, five booster pump stations, three raw water storage reservoirs, twelve ground storage tanks, and one elevated tank. The division works in cooperation with the Utility Maintenance Division to ensure a safe and reliable water supply to our customers. 

Utility Maintenance DivisionWater Break 1

The Utility Maintenance Division is responsible for the installation, maintenance, inspection, and repair of the water pipelines that deliver drinking water from the water treatment plants to your taps. This division is also responsible for the sewage conveyance pipelines and reclaimed transmission pipelines that deliver water to the city's, schools, and cemetery green spaces. The system consists of pipes ranging in size from the large 30-inch transmission lines to small ¾-inch service lines.

The  Utility Maintenance Division constantly strives to ensure that cWater Pipelinelean, safe water is available for both consumption and fire protection needs. The distribution system is continually being upgraded and updated. Each year, sections of pipe that have been identified, for a variety of reasons, as needing replacement are either replaced by Utility Maintenance personnel or outside contractors.

Additionally the Utility Maintenance Division is responsible for the restoration of city streets, curbs and gutter, and sidewalks that were damaged as a result of a water or sewer utility failure.

Wastewater Reclamation DivisionScrew Pumps

The Wastewater Reclamation Division is responsible for the operation of the five lift stations, six reclaimed pumping stations, five reclaimed ground storage reservoirs, and the wastewater reclamation plant and related facilities. Responsibilities also include the collection of all water that has been used for residential and commercial purposes which then goes down the drain entering the city's wastewater collection system.

Solid Waste DivisionIMG_20220201_TrashCompactor

The Solid Waste Division operates the Otero-Greentree Regional Landfill, Convenience Center Transfer Station, and environmental monitoring for the closed Dog Canyon landfill.

The Division is also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.