In 2002, New Mexico Water Service (New Mexico Water) was formed with the acquisition of the Rio Grande Utility Corporation, which added 2,265 water and 1,600 wastewater customers. The 2003 acquisition of National Utility Company added another 1,600 customers to the New Mexico subsidiary. Since then, New Mexico Water has made four additional acquisitions: Cypress Gardens Water Users, Independent Utility Company, Indian Hills Water Company, and Animas Valley Water System .
New Mexico Water now serves about 21,000 people through 10,500 water and wastewater service connections in its Rio Communities, Rio Del Oro, Meadow Lake, Indian Hills, Squaw Valley, Elephant Butte, Sandia Knolls, Juan Tomas, Cypress Gardens, and Morningstar systems. It is headquartered in Rio Communities, N.M., south of Albuquerque, and also has Customer Centers in Elephant Butte, Cedar Crest, and Farmington.
New Mexico Water Service is a subsidiary of California Water Service Group, which also includes California Water Service, Washington Water Service, Texas Water Service, and Hawaii Water Service. As a whole, the Group provides high-quality regulated and non-regulated utility services to approximately 2 million people in 100 communities. Company-wide, our employees share a commitment to being the leading provider of water and wastewater services and delivering quality, service, and value to our customers.