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City Laboratory

1700 North Rock Island Street
(575) 461-4372
(575) 461-4372 Fax
Hours of Operation
(no samples will be taken during this date and time)

We provide the City of Tucumcari residents, as well as surrounding towns and private wells, with a state certified lab to analyze water that meets EPA/NMED requirements for potability (bacteria).  We also test Tucumcari’s and numerous other facilities wastewater to meet EPA permit regulations.

Janet Garcia 

 The lab director oversees all Wastewater testing for 3 NPDES (EPA permits) and 4 groundwater discharge permits (NMED state permits), which we analyze samples for 4 different municipalities.

Obtain all the information needed by the Wastewater Treatment Plant to operate the plant efficiently, as well as obtain data necessary to meet federal/state permit requirements. Oversees all Potability testing for 19 public water systems and reports/uploads results to NMED, as well as analyzing for private systems.  Schedule work, check work, prepare reports, prepare requisitions, maintain inventory of testing supplies, prepare invoices, and prepare budgets.


Lab-supplied test runs and prices, as set forth by Ordinance Number 966

Biological Oxygen Demand, NPDES  $50.00
Biological Oxygen Demand  $25.00
 Chemical Oxygen Demand  $15.00
 Coliform, Decal, 15 Tube MPN $45.00
Coliform, Total  $40.00
 pH  $5.00
 Solids, Total $15.00 
 Solids, Suspended $15.00 
 Solids, Total $17.00 
  Solids, Volatile + Total $27.00 
Solids, Settleable $5.00 
 E-coli,15 tube MPN $45.00
Passed, Adopted and Approved this 8th day of May, 2014