About Us

Lee Acres Water Users Association owns and operates a potable water distribution system in San Juan County.  We are one of ten rural water user groups that serve the majority of the population in this county.  We are recognized by the State of New Mexico and the Environmental Protection Agency as a certified water supplier and are responsible for delivering quality water to our customers in the most economical means possible.  The service area covered is along U.S. Highway 64 on the north and south sides of the highway from Bloomfield, New Mexico city limits to Farmington city limits.
   
Lee Acres Water Users Association was incorporated August 17, 1967.  Design and construction began in 1969, was completed, and placed in service in 1970.  Water was purchased from City of Farmington and the City of Bloomfield for distribution to Lee Acres members until 1998.  Currently, Lee Acres water system purchases treated surface water for distribution from the Lee Hammond Water Treatment Plant.  In 1998, Lee Acres Water Users Association and West Hammond Water Users Association joined forces to build Lee Hammond Water Treatment Plant which is capable of producing 1.5 million gallons of quality water daily.  The reservoir has a holding capacity of 77.4 acre-feet of water which is pumped from the San Juan River.  Lee Acres can also purchase water from the City of Farmington and the City of Bloomfield in case of an emergency.

Lee Acres serves a population of approximately 4700 and consists of three pump stations, three storage tanks, and approximately 55 miles of distribution lines.  The storage tanks are galvanized steel with a total capacity of 800,000 gallons.  The storage tanks are plumbed to “float” on the distribution system.

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