New Mexico Environment Department announced Thursday it had reached a tentative settlement with the Village of Ruidoso over violations of federal and state drinking water regulations.
Ruidoso Village councilors will consider adopting the agreement at its regular meeting Dec. 10.
The agreement allows the village to take several corrective measures instead of paying a $48,000 fine.
“We feel very good about the settlement,” said Ruidoso Mayor Raymond “Gus” Alborn. “The good news is, it absolves everybody of guilt. As soon as we can get it to the council, we will.”
NMED issued an administrative compliance order to Ruidoso after the village failed to submit water test results Login to read more