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White Rock Water Resource Recovery Facility Construction
Posted on 12/09/2020

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) plans to replace the White Rock wastewater treatment facility with the proposed project: 


DPU proposes to construct a water resource recovery facility to replace the existing White Rock wastewater treatment facility. DPU has been granted funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan program. 

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT:  On May 14, 2021, the New Mexico Environment Department Construction Programs Bureau issued the following: 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI):  Based upon completion of this Environmental Assessment, and a detailed review of the supporting information contained in the Environmental Information Document and the Preliminary Engineering Report which were prepared for the project, and other pertinent technical, engineering and administrative documentation, the proposed project is considered to be cost-effective and environmentally sound. Therefore, it is recommended that a Finding of No Significant Impact be issued for this project.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Comments supporting or disagreeing with the decision may be submitted for consideration to the attention of

Andrea Telmo, PE, Project Manager, New Mexico Environment Department, Construction Programs Bureau, 121 Tijeras Avenue NE, Suite 1000, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

After evaluating any comments received, the Construction Programs Bureau will make a final decision. No administrative action will be taken on this preliminary decision for at least 30 calendar days after release of this Finding of No Significant Impact (released on May 20, 2021). The preliminary decision and finding will then become final after the 30-day comment period expires (June 19, 2021) if no new significant information is provided to alter this finding.


DPU held a virtual public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM via the Zoom Platform. 

You can watch the recorded meeting here. 

Download the Transcript (PDF)


Environmental Assessment:  FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (May 14, 2021)

White Rock WRRF Environmental Information Document  (Jan. 2017)

White Rock WRRF Preliminary Engineering Report (Sep. 2016) 

Power Point Presentation of the WRRF to the Board of Public Utilities (Feb. 2020)  Video of the 2020-02-19 BPU meeting

White Rock WRRF Conceptual Drawings (Feb. 2020)